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Icones heroum bellica virtute maxime illustrium

Illustrated by Tobias Stimmer (German, 1539–1584), Author Paolo Giovio (Italian, 1483–1552), Cut by Bernhard Jobin (German, active in Strasbourg, 1570–1594), Printer Conrad Valdkirch (Swiss, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland


Overall: 22.5 x 16.1 x 1.8 cm (8 7/8 x 6 5/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 151 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Basel: Conrad Valdkirch [for Pietra Perna], 1589) Quarto; 81 leaves; 19th-century gilt-stamped red morocco (Alfred Matthews).

Illustrations: portraits within decorative borders, among whom are Christopher Columbus (fol. h2v) and the author (a1v).

Basel: Conrad Valdkirch [for Pietra Perna], 1589


V. A. G. C. Villiers, Earl of Jersey, Osterley Park (born in 1845); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow, MA, by whom given to MFA, December 1976.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow