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Compertimenta pictoriis flosculis manubiis que bellicis variegata

Engraved by Pieter van der Heyden (Netherlandish, 1525–1569), After Jacob Floris (Netherlandish, 1524–1581), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 226, 2; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IX, p. 31, no. 70-104 (two series together); VI, p. 256, no. 1-35 (two series together); Rijksprentenkabinet Ornamentprenten, 82; Riggs, Cock, 102


Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set with engraved title page and fourteen engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Hieronymus Cock, 1567) Folio; 15 leaves; original gilt-stamped armorial green vellum binding (green cloth box). BOUND with: 50.6.1-5 and .7-.15 (Hoffmann album)

Illustrations of cartouches, friezes, grotesque and strapwork ornament.

Antwerp: Hieronymus Cock, 1567


Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (b. 1540 - d.1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; January 12, 1950, purchased from William H. Schab (dealer), New York, by the MFA.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund