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Bucolica et Georgica et Aeneis ex Cod. Mediceo-Laurentiano descripta

Engraved by Pietro Santi Bartoli (Italian, 1635–1700), Etched by Francesco Barbazza (Italian, active 1771-1789), Engraved by Johann Beheim (Austrian, worked in Italy, 18th century), Engraved by Ignazio Benedetti (Italian, 18th century), Etched by Pietro Leone Bombelli (Italian, 1737–1809), Engraved by Antonio Capellan (Italian, c. 1740-1793), Engraved by Marco Carloni (Italian, 1742–1796), Etched by Philotée François Duflos (French, about 1710–1746), Engraved by Alessio Giardoni (Italian, 18th century), Engraved by Filippo Morghen (Italian, 1730–about 1810), Engraved by Giovanni Ottaviani (Italian, about 1735–1808), Engraved by Giovanni Battista Sintes (Italian, about 1680–about 1760), After Domenico Corvi (Italian (Roman), 1721–1803), After Carle van Loo (French, 1705–1765), After Pietro Paolo Panzi (Italian, 18th century), After Gregorio Giusti (Italian, born in 1732), Author Virgil (born in 70 B.C.E.), Publisher Venanzio Monaldini (Italian, active 1744–1781), Printer Johannes Zempel (Italian, active 1759–1782)

Place of Publication: Rome, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1306


Overall (Vol. 1): 43.9 x 31 x 4.5 cm (17 5/16 x 12 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rome: Johannes Zempel for Venanzio Monaldini, 1763-1764) Folio bound in fours, 2 [of 3] volumes; [v. 1] 153 leaves, [v. 2] 199 leaves; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped vellum.

Allegorical frontispieces; map of Mediterranean Sea; illustrations of classical inscriptions, antique artifacts and motifs, and episodes taken from early manuscripts of Virgilian texts, etc.

Rome: Johannes Zempel for Venanzio Monaldini, 1763-1764


Marchionis Salsae (bookplate); unidentified armorial bookplate with motto "Comme je fus"; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA by whom given to MFA, September 17, 1959.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hofer