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Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s “Nova Reperta”

Renaissance Invention, explores the conception of novelty and technology through an unprecedented study of Nova Reperta, a late 16th-century print series that celebrated the marvels of the age, including the stirrup, the cure for syphilis, and the so-called discovery of America. Designed in Florence and printed in Antwerp, the Nova Reperta images circulated widely, shaping Europeans’ perceptions of the innovations that were changing the world and breeding anxiety about the future.

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