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De plurimus claris sceletisque mulieribus (Of Many Renowned and Select Women)

De claris mulieribus

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Jacobus Philippus Bergomensis (Italian, 1434–1520), Printer Lorenzo de' Rossi (Italian, active 1482–1499)

Place of Publication: Ferrara, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff J-204; BMC VI 613; Sander 915


Overall: 31.6 x 22.1 x 5.3 cm (12 7/16 x 8 11/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 172 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Ferrara: Lorenzo de’ Rossi, 29 April 1497) Folio; 174 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped calf (rebacked), brass clasps.

Selected illustrations: author presenting book to Beatrice of Aragon, with border (fol. A1v); eight scenes from the Life of the Virgin, with border (a1v); Medusa (c8r); Damisella Trivulzia (z3r)

Ferrara: Lorenzo de’ Rossi, 29 April 1497


William H. Schab, New York (Cat. 2, no. 136), from whom purchased by MFA, January 9, 1941.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund