De Architectura Libri Dece (Ten Books of Architecture)
Place of Publication: Como, Italy
Mortimer, Italian, 544; Sander 7696; Fowler 395; Brunet V, 1330
Overall: 41 x 29 x 4.5 cm (16 1/8 x 11 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 117 woodcuts
Not On View
(Como: Gottardo da Ponte, 1521) Folio; 192 leaves; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped spotted calf binding, dark red cloth box.
Selected illustrations: initial Q with figure (author?) writing at a desk (fol. A1r); plan and sectional diagrams of Milan cathedral (B6r, B7r&v); “Vitruvian” man (G2r); architectural orders (H6r); large allegorical design (M4r)
Como: Gottardo da Ponte, 1521
V.A.G.C. Villiers, Earl of Jersey, Osterley Park (born 1845); Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); Harvard College Library, from whom purchased by MFA, February 13, 1941.
William A. Sargent Fund