Hypnerotomachia Poliphili

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Italian, 15th century, Author Francesco Colonna (Italian, 1433–1527), Printer Aldus Manutius (Italian, 1449/50–1515)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff C-767; BMC V 561; GW 7223; Essling 1198; Sander 2056


Overall: 30.6 x 22.2 x 3.8 cm (12 1/16 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 170 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Aldus Manutius, December 1499) Folio; 234 leaves; modern blind- and gilt-stamped brown morocco binding, marbled paper board slipcase.

Venice: Aldus Manutius, December 1499


Edward Perry Warren (b. 1860 - d. 1928); to his heir John Marshall, from whom purchased by the MFA. (Accession date: May 2, 1935)

Credit Line

George Nixon Black Fund