Nova alphati effictio / Ein kunstliche Alphabet

1613
Engraved by Unidentified artist, German, 17th century (German), After Johann Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, 1561–1623), After Johann Israel de Bry (Netherlandish, before 1570–1611), Printer and Publisher Johann Bussemacher (German, active 1580–1613)


Place of Publication: Cologne, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 5282; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IV, p. 37, nos. 171-95 (1595 ed.)

Dimensions

Overall: 26.4 x 19.2 x 1.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.51

Medium or Technique

Set of engraved title page and 24 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1613) Quarto; 25 leaves; contemporary (Spanish?) gilt- and blind-stamped brown morocco, rust cloth box.

Decorative alphabet


Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1613

Provenance

Unidentified armorial binding; unidentified armorial bookplate (motto: Semper progrediens); H.P. Kraus, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 10, 1949.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund