De artificiali perspectiva

Illustrated by Jean Pélerin (French, died in 1524), Cut by Gabriel Salmon (French, 1513–1532), Cut by Jacquemin Woeiriot (French, 16th century), Printer Pierre Jacobi (French, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Toul, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1169; Murray, French, 566; Mortimer, French, 420


Overall: 31.2 x 21.7 x 1.8 cm (12 5/16 x 8 9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Toul: Pierre Jacobi, 1505) Folio; 46 leaves; modern gilt-stamped dark green morocco (Hagué).

Illustrations of perspectival views of landscapes, buildings, interiors, including figures.

Toul: Pierre Jacobi, 1505


Possible ownership inscription on title, effaced save for inventory number "8293"; Léon de Laborde [?--according to note in hand of Jacques-Charles Brunet mounted on preliminary leaf]; Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876, publisher, printer, author); his sale Paris 29 May 1879, lot 284, to Quaritch; Bernard Quaritch, London (offered in their General Catalogue [London: 1887], nos. 4377 and 37543, for £200; and Monuments of Typography [London: 1897], no. 471, for £105); Comtesse de La Baume-Pluvinel; her sale Paris 24 April 1934, lot 119; E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased for £400 by MFA, February 7, 1935.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis