Icones imperatorum romanorum

Illustrated by Hubert Goltzius (Netherlandish, 1526–1583), Woodcuts by Christoffel Jegher (Dutch, 1596–1652 or 1653), Engraver Cornelis Galle, Sr. (Netherlandish, 1576–1650), After Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), Editor Jean Gaspard Gevaerts (Flemish, 1593–1666), Printer Balthasar Moretus (Flemish, 1574–1641)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein IX, p. 194, nos. 208-353


Overall: 37 x 24.4 x 5.2 cm (14 9/16 x 9 5/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 145 chiaroscuro woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Balthasar Moretus, 1645) Folio; 221 leaves [of 222, lacking last leaf with printer’s mark]; contemporary blind-stamped vellum, red leather label (red cloth box).

Engraved title page after Rubens; two-colored chiaroscuro woodcut medallion portraits of classical and contemporary rulers

Antwerp: Balthasar Moretus, 1645


J. Bart de la Faille, Groningen; John Nolty; W.G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, April 8, 1964.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen