De re militari (On Military Matters)

Illustrated by Matteo de' Pasti (Italian, about 1420–after 1420), Artist Johannes Nicolai, de Verona (Italian, 15th century), Author Robertus Valturius (Italian, 1405–1475)

Place of Publication: Verona, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff V-88; BMC VII 948; Sander 7481


Overall: 34.5 x 23.3 x 7.5 cm (13 9/16 x 9 3/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Verona: Johannes Nicolai, de Verona, 1472) Folio; 262 leaves; contemporary blind-stamped brown calf binding, modern gilt lettering on spine.

Numerous illustrations of instruments of war: cannons, catapults, battering rams, armored ships, pontoon bridges, etc.

Verona: Johannes Nicolai, de Verona, 1472


Ownership [?] inscription dated 1579 on verso of last folio; Edward Perry Warren (1860-1928); his heir John Marshall, from whom purchased by MFA, May 2, 1935

Credit Line

George Nixon Black Fund