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Inscription

upper center in image: PHAROS; lower right: Martinus Heemskerck inventor / Phillipus Galle fecit; across bottom of plate: Curisbus extruxti ratium / Nocturnis pharon, ut quum nox tenebrosa sileret, / Clara, vicem in phaebesvomerent funalia lucem, / infida, ut nili sictutius ora subivent

Provenance

Leo Steinberg, New York (1920-2011); Estate of Leo Steinberg; gift to NGA, 2011

Bibliography
1993
The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Galle). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-, no. 479, ii/ii