Architecture ou art de bien bastir

Illustrated by Jean Goujon (French, about 1510–about 1565), Author Vitruvius Pollio, Translator Jean Martin (French), Printer Jérôme de Marnef (French, 16th century), Printer Guillaume Cavellat (French, died in 1576 or 1577)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1329; Berlin 958; Fowler 411; Mortimer, French, 551


Overall: 35.8 x 23.8 x 3.7 cm (14 1/8 x 9 3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with about 150 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jérôme de Marnef and Guillaume Cavellat, 1572) Folio; 182 leaves; contemporary distressed brown calf (rebacked).

Illustrations of architectural orders, elevations, diagrams, renderings, etc.

Paris: Jérôme de Marnef and Guillaume Cavellat, 1572


Early ownership inscription [La Boucher?] on title; [Léonce Laget, Paris?--cat. desc. inserted in book]; Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, by whom given to MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser