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Cremona fedelissima città

Illustrated by Antonio Campi (Italian, 1523–1587), Engraved by Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557–1602), Engraved by David, de Laude (Italian, 16th century), Printer Ippolito Tromba (Italian, 16th century), Printer Ercoliano Bartoli (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Cremona, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1526; Mortimer, Italian, 100; Bohlin, Carracci, cat. 56-92; [facsimile ed. by Rita Barbisotti] (Cremona: 1990)


Overall: 41.4 x 27 x 3 cm (16 5/16 x 10 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page, 42 engravings, and one woodcut

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Cremona: Ippolito Tromba and Ercoliano Bartoli, for the author, 1585) Folio; 122 leaves; modern marbled paper boards.

Illustrations: portrait of Philip II (title verso); allegorical personification of the city of Cremona (fol. +2v); author portrait (+4r); procession of the “Carroccio” from gates of Cremona (B3r); thirty-three medallion portraits; maps and plans of Cremona.

Cremona: Ippolito Tromba and Ercoliano Bartoli, for the author, 1585


Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA, March 7, 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.