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Augustarum imagines

Augustarum imagines aereis formis expressae: vitæ quoque earundem breviter enarratæ, signorum etiam, quæ in posteriori parte numismatu[m] efficta su[n]t ratio explicata: ab Aenea Vico Parmense

Illustrated by Enea Vico (Italian, 1523–1567), Printer Paulus Manutius (Italian, 1512–1574)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1175; Mortimer, Italian, 533; Alfred F. Johnson, Cat. of Italian Engraved Title-pages, p. 15.


Overall: 25.5 x 18.5 x 3.5 cm (10 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 63 engravings and 38 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: [Paulus Manutius] 1558) Quarto; 108 leaves; eighteenth-century vellum boards, ochre cloth boards.

Engraved title page with architectural border with figures of Minerva and Saturn; full-page engravings of ancient coins relating to classical empresses within ornamental borders; woodcuts of coins interspersed within text.

Venice: Paulus Manutius, 1558


Hon. George Matthew Fortescue (b. 1791 - d. 1877) [armorial blindstamp on upper cover]. 1977, gift of Arthur E. and Charlotte Vershbow, Newton, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 11, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow