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Fabulæ Æsopi Graecè & Latinè

Woodcuts by Christoffel van Sichem II (Dutch, about 1581–1658), Author Aesop, Printer Joannes Ravesteyn (Dutch, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XXVII, p. 44, no. 31; Landwehr, Fable Books of the Low Countries, 66


Overall: 15.5 x 10 x 1.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 47 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Joannes Ravesteyn, 1672) Octavo; 80 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled calf binding.

Illustrations from Aesop’s Fables, supplemented by the “battle of the frogs and the rats.”

Amsterdam: Joannes Ravesteyn, 1672


John Nicoll; James Marquis of Carnarvon; acquired 1922 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent