in margin below image, in plate: TERRA parens, qua non elementum est firmius ullum, / In media mundi parte locata manet. / Fert gramen, flores, laetas fert denique fruges, / Et reliqua unde animans vivere quodq[ue] queat. (Mother Earth, than whom no element is firmer, Abides, situated in the midpoint of the world. She bears grass, flowers, at length bears pleasing fruits, Animating from all quarters whatever is capable of life.) [translation from Melion, Walter S. and James Clifton_Through a Glass Darkly: Allegory & Faith in Nethlerlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt._Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 2019, p.48.])/ Corn. Kil. Duffl. / Adrian. Collaert inuent. sculp. et excud.
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- The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, 1450-1700. (Collaert Dynasty, Ann Diels and Marjolein Leesberg, authors). Rotterdam: Sound & Vision Interactive, 1996-: no. 1282, i/iii
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