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1589
Illustrated by Tobias Stimmer (German, 1539–1584), Author Paolo Giovio (Italian, 1483–1552), Cut by Bernhard Jobin (German, active in Strasbourg, 1570–1594), Printer Conrad Valdkirch (Swiss, 16th century)


Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland

Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 16.1 x 1.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.835

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 151 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Basel: Conrad Valdkirch [for Pietra Perna], 1589) Quarto; 81 leaves; 19th-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Alfred Matthews).

Illustrations: portraits within decorative borders, among whom are Christopher Columbus (fol. h2v) and the author (a1v).


Basel: Conrad Valdkirch [for Pietra Perna], 1589

Provenance

V. A. G. C. Villiers, Earl of Jersey, Osterley Park (born in 1845); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow, MA, by whom given to MFA, December 1976.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow