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Commentarii (Commentaries)

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Julius Caesar (Roman, 102–44 B.C.), Printer Aldus Manutius, the Younger (Italian, 1547–1597)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1454


Overall: 15.7 x 11.5 x 4.5 cm (6 3/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 20 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1588) Octavo; 400 leaves; modern gilt-stamped half blue morocco, marbled paper boards.

Illustrations and diagrams of fortifications, bridges, etc.; maps of Gaul and Spain.

Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1588


Early ownership inscription(s) on title page; William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936; inscribed "$17 Auction Oct/02"), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent