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De architectura

M. Vitruvius per Iocundum solito castigatior factus cum figuris et tabula

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Vitruvius Pollio, Printer Giovanni Tacuino (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1327; Mortimer, Italian, 543; Fowler 393; Berlin 1798


Overall: 30.5 x 21.5 x 4.5 cm (12 x 8 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 136 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Giovanni Tacuino, 1511) Folio; 123 leaves; contemporary limp vellum (off-white linen cloth box, brown leather labels). BOUND with 1524 edition (1979.649.2).

Illustrations of diagrams, plans, architectural details, and machinery in use.

Venice: Giovanni Tacuino, 1511


Red wax armorial seal on verso of title page; Samuel and Dorothy Glaser, by whom given to MFA, December 19, 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Samuel and Dorothy Glaser