Lex Regia det er: Den souveraine konge-lov

Illustrated by Claus von Möinichen (Danish, died in 1710), Calligrapher Michael (Mikkel) Augustus Roeg (Norwegian, active in France, about 1679–1736/37), Engraved by Andreas Reinhardt (German, about 1676–1742)

Place of Publication: Copenhagen, Denmark

Catalogue Raisonné

Bibliotheca Danica, II, 739


Overall: 51.2 x 36.6 x 2.5 cm (20 3/16 x 14 7/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, entirely engraved

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Copenhagen: 1709) Large folio; 19 leaves; original gilt-stamped red morocco with arms of King Frederik IV of Denmark and Norway.

Elaborate ornamental titles and borders with animals, birds, flowers, and other decorations, engraved calligraphic text, calligraphic portrait of Frederik III on horseback.

Copenhagen: 1709


Acquired in 1981 from Marlborough Rare Books, London, by Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow