Catalogus gloriae mundi (Catalogue of the Glories of the World)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, French, 16th century, Author Barthélemy de Chasseneuz (French, about 1480–1541), Printer Georges Regnault (French, active 1538–1550), Publisher Antoine Vincent (French, died in 1568)

Place of Publication: Lyons, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1819; Mortimer, French, under 136


Overall: 32.8 x 23.5 x 4.5 cm (12 15/16 x 9 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 full-page woodcuts and numerous smaller ones

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Lyons: Georges Regnault, for Antoine Vincent, 1546) Folio; 338 leaves; contemporary limp vellum (half-vellum blue paper box, beige phase box).

Full page illustrations: 10v, 11 (royal geneological trees), 42v (the Creation, with Adam and Eve as peasants), 63v (the heavenly hosts), 86v (church council), 104v (imperial council), 136v (royal council, a prison below), 143v (a law court), 159v, 171v (a tournament), 183v (the arts and sciences), 212v (allegories applied science: agriculture, architecture, etc.), 236v (natural sciences). Numerous smaller woodcuts including a scene of a printing shop, 230.

Lyons: Georges Regnault, for Antoine Vincent, 1546


Illegible ownership inscriptions on title page; inscription "Di Pietrantonio Tullio..." front flyleaf; inscription dated 1731 on verso of last leaf; William Salloch, Ossining, NY (bookseller, bookmark inside volume); Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection