Inscribed in the upper border, in a cursive script, in brown ink, "Victoria Gnei pompei Adversus Sprartas (Sprartas crossed out and above it, in lighter brown ink, "Pyrates").
Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 11, no. 16, repr.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Nineteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981, p. 217-18 (Stradanus)
Watermark: none visible through lining.
Design for an unidentified tapestry.
Garnier, Louis-Remi, former owner.
Ravaison, former owner.
Laport, G. L., former owner.
Scholz, János, former owner.