Friday, May 12, 2006

(33) chronology: 1519

Also in 1519, Magellan was leaving to circumnavigate the world. An allegory of Magellan's voyage in a drawing by Stradanus that was made into a print by Theodor de Bry late in the sixteenth century was partly copied from El Jardín de las Delicias/The Garden of Delights. Stradanus and De Bry added some fire at the left and a Patagonian giant at the right as a way to represent the Straits of Magellan, and seem to have assumed that readers would understand the images copied from the triptych.


Post a Comment

<< Home