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Hieroglyphica of Merkbeelden der oude Volkeren

Etched by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Etched by Jan Wandelaar (Dutch, 1690–1759), Engraver Jacob Houbraken (Dutch, 1698–1780), After H. Bos (Dutch, active in 18th century), Editor Arn. Henr. Westerhovius (Dutch, active in 18th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 897; Praz, p. 85; Praz, p. 372; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IX (de Hooghe) 673-736; Landwehr, de Hooghe Book Illustrator, no. 104; Landwehr, Emblem Books, no. 94


Overall: 31.5 x 26.5 x 5.8 cm (12 3/8 x 10 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 64 etchings, one engraving, plus vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Joris van der Woude, 1735) Quarto; 248 leaves, plus plates; gilt-stamped sprinkled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; engraved dedication page; portrait of author; emblematic illustrations

Amsterdarm: Joris van der Woude, 1735


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 8, 1965.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow