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Historia de animalibus

Peri zoon istorias Historia de animalibus

Engraved by Léonard Gaultier (French, 1561–1641), Woodcuts by Unidentified artist, French, 17th century

Place of Publication: Toulouse, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 473; Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 17th, v. 4, p. 514, nos. 488


Overall: 36.2 x 24 x 9.5 cm (14 1/4 x 9 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title vignette and numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Toulouse: Raymond Colomerius, 1619) Folio; 652 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf (cream-colored phase box).

Allegorical title vignette; text illustrations of insects, body parts, diagrams, etc.

Toulouse: Raymond Colomerius, 1619


Early ownership inscriptions and stamps; Algernon Morton; Charles M. Morton; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III, by whom given to MFA, December 8, 1971.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III