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Bienenkorb dess heil. röm. Immenschwarms (Beehive for the immense holy Roman swarm)

1579 (?)
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 16th century, Author Philips van Marnix (1538–1598), Printer Bernhard Jobin (German, active in Strasbourg, 1570–1594)

Place of Publication: Strassburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

British Museum, STC German, p. 722


Overall: 17.1 x 11.8 x 4.4 cm (6 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with three woodcuts

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Strassburg: Bernhard Jobin, 1579?]) Quarto; 299 leaves; contemporary stiff vellum, green cloth box.

Title page woodcut of papal beehive printed in red and black; that woodcut repeated in black only (fol. Ll5v); another cut of allegorical figure and demons (Nn1r).

Strassburg: Berhard Jobin [1579?]


Karl W. Hiersemann, Leipzig, from whom purchased by MFA, October 12, 1900.

Credit Line

Museum Purchase