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Last NameStradanus    
Given NameJohannes    
alt. NamesJ. S. ; Jan van der Straet / Joanus / Giovanni Stradano ;     
Year born1523 in Brügge / Bruges, Flanders, now Belgium    
Year died1605    
Place of deathFlorence / Florenz , Italy    
Father's occupationartisan & painter    
Educationapprentice in the workshop of his father, later w. Pieter Aertsen in Antwerpen;     
Country of ActivityBelgium    
Worked forNova Reperta (Antwerpen c. 1580-90, Engl. ed. "New discoveries". The sciences, inventions and discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as represented in 24 engravings issued in the early 1580s [Norwalk, Conn. 1953]) ;    
PatronageGiorgio Vasari and the Medici in Florence ;    
Techniquestechnical, chemical, topographical, and history copper engraving and painting    
Sample(s)www.alchemywebsite.com/derstrae ; www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/images/gallery/9953f7ac.html ; www.pyroskin.com.ua/download/americaretectio1200.jpg    
Archival sourcesvar. links at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradanus & www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/straet_jan_van_der.html    
Published sourcesADB 36 1893: 489 ; The new Hollstein Dutch & Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, 1450-1700 (1993ff.) ‎; an Van Der Straet detto Giovanni Stradano. Flandrus pictor et inventor (Milano 1997) ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ## 4009-13 ;    
otherFlemish artist & illustr., since 1550 active in Florence, Italy, where he worked for Giorgio Vasari and the Medici    

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