Le premier tome de l'architecture
Illustrated by Philibert de L'Orme (French, about 1515–1570), Printer Fédéric Morel (French, 16th century), Engraver Lucas Kilian (German, 1579–1637), After Matthäus Gundelach (German, about 1566–1653)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Brunet II, 578; Fowler 99; Mortimer, French, 356
Overall: 39 x 26 x 5 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 205 woodcuts
Not On View
(Paris: Fédéric Morel, 1568) Folio; 305 leaves; original gilt-stamped armorial green-stained vellum binding, green cloth box.
Selected illustrations: the architect as a learned man (fol. i3v); the bad architect (Eee1r); the good architect (Eee3r); many diagrams, details, and perspectival renderings.
Paris: Fédéric Morel, 1568
Ferdinand Hoffmann (1540-1607), Baron Gruenstein of Grünpühel and Strechau); E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, October 4, 1934.
George Nixon Black Fund