Inscribed on the album page within the design at lower center, in brown ink, "Justus non timebit" (The just man is unafraid). On the album page, below the design, in another hand, in brown ink, "Mediis tranqúillus in úndis (title) / Jústúm et tenacem propositi virum / Non civiúm ardor prava júbentiúm / Non vúltus instantis tyranni / Mente qúatit solidâ, neqúe aúster./ Dux inqúieti turbidús Hadriae / Nec fúlminantis magna jovis manús. / Si fractus illabatur orbis / inpavidum ferient rúinae" (The man tenacious of his purpose in a righteous cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by the frenzy of his fellow citizens bidding what is wrong, not by the face of threatening tyrant, not by Auster, stormy master of the restless Adriatic, not by the mighty hand of thundering Jove. Were the vault of heaven to break and fall upon him, its ruins would smite him undismayed). The text is from Horace, "Odes", Book III, 3, lines 1-8.
Netherlandish drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and Flemish drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Felice Stampfle ; with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. New York : The Library, 1991, p. 77, no. 144.
Watermark: since the drawings are laid down, no watermarks, if any, are visible, even with fiber-optic light.
Engraved in reverse, 1607.
Also see records on Van Veen Album (III, 146-157).