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De origine et amplitudine civitatis Veronæ (The Origin and Growth of the Town of Verona)

1540
Illustrated by Giovanni Caroto (Italian, 1488–not after 1566), Author Torello Sarayno (Italian, 16th century), Printer Antonio Putelleto (Italian, 16th century)


Place of Publication: Verona, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 6738; Brunet V, 139; Fowler 289; Mortimer, Italian, 462; British Museum, STC Italian, p. 609

Dimensions

Overall: 31.4 x 22 x 2.3 cm (12 3/8 x 8 11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.301

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with thirty woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Verona: Antonio Putelleto, 1540) Folio; 70 leaves (many folding); eighteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations: author’s portrait (title verso); plans, elevations, and architectural details of antiquities in Verona, including large view of ampitheater (before fol. 15); double-page map of Verona (pp. 40-41).


Verona: Antonio Putelleto, 1540

Provenance

Mazarine Library (stamp on title, with duplicate stamp); John Burns (inscr. facing title with date Oct 9 1917); Pierre Berès, Inc., New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 8, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund