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De architectura [Italian]

M.L. Vitruvio Pollione de Architectura traducto di Latino in Vulgare

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 16th century, Author Vitruvius Pollio, Printer Giovanni Antonio de' Nicolini da Sabbio (Italian, 16th century), Printer Pietro de' Nicolini da Sabbio (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 1803; Fowler 398


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 numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Pietro de’ Nicolini da Sabbio, 1524) Folio; 122 leaves; contemporary limp vellum (off-white linen cloth box, brown leather labels). BOUND with 1511 Vitruvius (1979.649.1)

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

Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Pietro de’ Nicolini da Sabbio, 1524


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