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XV Metamorphoseon librorum figurae elegantissime

Engraved by Crispin van de Passe, Sr. (Netherlandish, 1564–1637), After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), After Marten de Vos (Netherlandish, 1532–1603), Author Ovid (43 B.C.–17 or 18 A.D.), Printer Jan Jansen (Netherlandish, died in 1630)

Place of Publication: Arnhem, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 414; Franken 1338; Wurzbach II, 306(107); Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XV, p. 287, no. 852; Henkel, pp. 117-18


Overall: 19.5 x 15.9 x 2.9 cm (7 11/16 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and 134 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Arnhem: Jan Jansen, 1607) Quarto; 136 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco binding

Illustrations of scenes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Arnhem: Jan Jansen, 1607


James Ford (inscription on former pastedown); Beverly Chew (plate); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 1971.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow