Humanae salutis monumenta

Illustrated by Pieter van der Borcht (Netherlandish, 1545–1608), Illustrated by Crispin van den Broeck (Netherlandish, 1524–1591), Engraved by Jan Wierix (Flemish, about 1549–after 1615), Engraved by Hieronymus [Jerome] Wierix (Netherlandish, about 1553–1619), Engraved by Johannes Sadeler (Netherlandish, 1550–about 1600), Engraved by Pieter Huys (Netherlandish, about 1520–after 1577), Author Benito Arias Montano (Spanish, 1527–1598), Publisher Christophe Plantin (French (active in Netherlands), 1514–1589)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 421-22; Praz, p. 259; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IX [Huys], p. 169, no. 1; XXI [Sadeler], p. 121, no. 252, and 137, nos. 313-16; Mauquoy-Hendrickx [Wierix], III,1, pp. 468-69 (under Arias Montanus 1583)


Overall: 23.8 x 17.8 x 2 cm (9 3/8 x 7 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 71 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1571 [i.e., 1583]) Quarto; 86 leaves; contemporary vellum, gilt-stamped with a large floral wreath, flat spine panelled in gilt, black cloth slipcase.

Illustrations of scenes from Old and New Testament.

Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1571 [i.e., 1583]


Title page in pen and ink: [J?] Baudin


[J?] Baudin; Ursus Rare Books, New York, NY; purchased by Robert and Barbara Wheaton, Concord, MA, June 2002; their gift to the MFA December 2003.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Bradford Wheaton and Barbara Ketcham Wheaton in honor of Sue Welsh Reed