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De origine et amplitudine civitatis Veronæ (The Origin and Growth of the Town of Verona)

Illustrated by Giovanni Caroto (Italian, 1488–not after 1566), Author Torello Sarayno (Italian, 16th century), Printer Antonio Putelleto (Italian, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Verona, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 6738; Brunet V, 139; Fowler 289; Mortimer, Italian, 462; British Museum, STC Italian, p. 609


Overall: 31.4 x 22 x 2.3 cm (12 3/8 x 8 11/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with thirty woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Verona: Antonio Putelleto, 1540) Folio; 70 leaves (many folding); eighteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations: author’s portrait (title verso); plans, elevations, and architectural details of antiquities in Verona, including large view of ampitheater (before fol. 15); double-page map of Verona (pp. 40-41).

Verona: Antonio Putelleto, 1540


Mazarine Library (stamp on title, with duplicate stamp); John Burns (inscr. facing title with date Oct 9 1917); Pierre Berès, Inc., New York, from whom purchased by MFA, April 8, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund