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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), Balthasar Moretus (Flemish, 1574–1641)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Overall: 33.8 x 23.5 x 6.2 cm (13 5/16 x 9 1/4 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 145 chiaroscuro woodcuts [incomplete]

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Balthasar Moretus, 1645) Folio; 158 leaves [of 222, lacking pp. 137-264, and two ll. at front and back]; contemporary blind-stamped pigskin[?]

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

Antwerp: Balthasar Moretus, 1645


Early ownership inscriptions (one inside upper cover effaced; others on titles indecipherable; a further set of initials inside upper cover); Sylvester R. Koehler, first curator of prints, MFA (1837-1900), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler