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Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Dante Alighieri (Italian, 1265–1321), Publisher Luca-Antonio Giunta (Italian, 1457–1538), Printer Jacobus de Burgofranco (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Mortimer, Italian, 145; Sander 2326; Essling 542


Overall: 32 x 23 x 5 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 100 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Jacopo da Borgofranco for Luca-Antonio Giunta, 1529) Folio; 308 leaves; vellum over boards, fawn cloth box.

Illustrations: title border with ancient and contemporary author portraits; full-page portrait of Dante (title verso); large cuts at head of the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso, small illustrations for each canto.

Venice: Jacopo da Borgofranco for Luca-Antonio Giunta, 1529


Leo S. Olschki, Florence, from whom purchased by MFA, April 17, 1900.

Credit Line

Museum purchase