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Le relationi universali

Woodcuts by Hans Burgkmair, the Elder (German, 1473–1531), Author Giovanni Botero (Italian, 1540–1617), Printer Alessandro de' Vecchi (Italian, active 1602–1630)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Dodgson, German and Flemish, II, pp. 71-73


Overall: 22.2 x 16.1 x 1 cm (8 3/4 x 6 5/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Alessandro de’ Vecchi, 1618) Octavo; 31 leaves; modern vellum (gray corrugated cardboard in brown paper package).

Illustrations of fantastic creatures and monsters, plus depictions of dress of Asian and African natives

Venice: Alessandre de’ Vecchi, 1618


Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow (acquired 1975), by whom given to MFA, December 1983.

Credit Line

Gift of Charlotte Z. and Arthur E. Vershbow