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Historia septem infantium de Lara / Historia de los siete infantes de Lara (History of the Seven Children of Lara)

Illustrated by Otto van Veen (Flemish, 1556–1629), Etched by Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555–1630), Publisher Philip Lisaert (Flemish, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1025; Bartsch 1388-1427; Illustrated Bartsch, v. 37, pp. 224-64


Overall: 22 x 29.5 x 2 cm (8 11/16 x 11 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 38 (of 40) etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Philip Lisaert, 1612) Oblong quarto; 39 (of 41) leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped armorial calf (beige linen box). BOUND with Veen, Batavorum cum Romanis bellum, 1612 (1972.1057.2)

Narrative illustrations of events from a Spanish legend, including many group and battle scenes

Antwerp: Philip Lisaert, 1612


Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 13, 1972.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow