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Architectura et perspectiva. Etlicher Festungen Städt Kirchen Schlösser und Häuser

Engraver Johann Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, 1561–1623), Copied after Thomas de Leu (French, about 1555–about 1612), Author Jacques Perret (French, 16th–17th century), Publisher Wolfgang Richter (German, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Frankfurt, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 511-12 (French eds.); VD17 3:605941Z


Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 27 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Frankfurt: Wolfgang Richter, 1602) Folio; 112 leaves; original gilt-stamped armorial green vellum binding (green cloth box). [Note: book misbound on either side of another publication in collection] BOUND with: 50.6.2-15 (Hofmann album)

Engraved architectural title page; 27 engraved plates of fortresses, towns, churches, castles, and houses.

Frankfurt: Wolfgang Richter, 1602


Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (1540-1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 12, 1950.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund