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Emblemata partim moralia partim etiam civilia

Illustrated by Crispin de Passe II (Dutch (worked in France), 1597–1670), Author Florent Schoonhoven (Dutch, 1594–1648), Printer Jan Jansson (Dutch, 1588–1664)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 217; Landwehr, Dutch emblem books, 607; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XVI, p. 137, under no. 73


Overall: 15.7 x 20.5cm (6 3/16 x 8 1/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved frontispiece, portrait, and 74 engravings

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Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1648) Quarto; 124 leaves; contemporary vellum, rust cloth box.

Author portrait and emblematic illustrations

Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1648


Ownership inscription dated 1649 ("Godfredi Swannas[?]"); John Eyre, 1871; Reverend David Jenks; Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, November 30, 1988.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow in memory of Michael K. Torf