Augustarum imagines aereis formis expressae: vitæ quoque earundem breviter enarratæ, signorum etiam, quæ in posteriori parte numismatu[m] efficta su[n]t ratio explicata: ab Aenea Vico Parmense
Place of Publication: Venice, Italy
Brunet V, 1175; Mortimer, Italian, 533; Alfred F. Johnson, Cat. of Italian Engraved Title-pages, p. 15.
Overall: 25.5 x 18.5 x 3.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 63 engravings and 38 woodcuts
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(Venice: [Paulus Manutius] 1558) Quarto; 108 leaves; eighteenth-century vellum boards, ochre cloth boards.
Engraved title page with architectural border with figures of Minerva and Saturn; full-page engravings of ancient coins relating to classical empresses within ornamental borders; woodcuts of coins interspersed within text.
Venice: Paulus Manutius, 1558
Hon. George Matthew Fortescue (b. 1791 - d. 1877) [armorial blindstamp on upper cover]. 1977, gift of Arthur E. and Charlotte Vershbow, Newton, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 11, 1978)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow