Esopo Historiado (Aesop Illustrated)

Aesopus Moralisatus

1497
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Aesop, Printer Manfredus de Bonellis de Monteferrato (Italian, active 1491–1500)


Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff A-154; Essling 363; Sander 69; BMC V 505; GW 437

Dimensions

Overall: 19.3 x 14.8 x 3.5 cm (7 5/8 x 5 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.1788

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 65 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Venice, Manfredus de Bonellis, de Monteferrato, 27 June 1497) Quarto; 72 leaves; contemporary Venetian blind-stamped calf binding, brass corners and bosses; tan varnished board slipcase.

Selected illustrations: Scholar and students (title, fol. a1r); rat and frog (a4v/4v); marriage (?-fol. a8v/8v); peacock (c5v/37v); animals (f7r/47r)


Venice, Manfredus de Bonellis, de Monteferrato, 27 June 1497

Provenance

William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA December 9, 1954.

Credit Line

Special Print Fund and Harvey D. Parker Fund, by exchange