Caesar's Gallic Wars

Commentariorum de bello Gallico libri VIII. / De bello civili pompeiano. libri IIII. / De bello Alexandrino. liber I. / De bello Africano. liber I. / De bello Hispaniensi. liber I.

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Julius Caesar (Roman, 102–44 B.C.), Editor Giovanni Giocondo (Italian, 1433–1515), Preface by Aldus Manutius (Italian, 1449/50–1515), Text by Raimundus Marlianus (Italian, 1420–1475)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 1513; Essling 1734; Renouard 88; Panzer, VIII 446, no. 905; Adams C-29


Overall: 17.1 x 11.4 x 3.8 cm (6 3/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with seven woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

Venice: heirs of Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresano, 1519) Octavo; 312 leaves; contemporary (German?) rolled and stamped stiff vellum binding.

Illustrations: double-page maps of Gaul (fols. A2v-A3r) and Spain (A3v-A4r); views of towns, fortifications, and bridges (A6v, A8v, B1v, B2v, B3v).

Venice: heirs of Aldus Manutius and Andrea Torresano, 1519


Fly leaf, verso, in pen and ink: Ex Libris Antonÿ Keller
Rear paste down in graphite pencil--collation notes [probably hand of C. E Rappaport, Rome].
Fore edge in pen and ink--shelf mark: .C:C. / F F


Antonÿ Keller (16th century); C. E. Rappaport (Rome); the father of Robert Sutter; Robert Sutter (Hanson, MA); his gift to MFA, September 2003.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert C. Sutter