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La conjuracion de Catilina y La guerra de Jugurta

Engraved by Manuel Monfort (Spanish, 1736–1806), Engraved by Fernando Selma (Spanish, 1752–1810), Engraved by Joaquin José Fabregat (Spanish, worked in Mexico, 1748–1811), Engraved by Joaquin Ballester (Spanish, 1740–1808), Engraved by Jerónimo Antonio Gil (Spanish, 1732–1798), Engraved by Francisco Asensio y Mejorada (Spanish, 1725–1794), Engraved by Francisco Muntaner (Spanish, 1743–1805), Engraved by Juan Antonio Salvador Carmona (Spanish, 1740–1805), Engraved by Juan de la Cruz (Spanish, died in 1790), After Mariano Salvador de Maella (Spanish, 1739–1819), After Isidro Carnicero (Spanish, 1736–1804), Author Sallust (86–34 B.C.E.), Printer Joaquin Ibarra y Marin (Spanish, 1725–1785)

Place of Publication: Madrid, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 938


Overall: 36.2 x 26 x 4.4 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Madrid: Joaquin Ibarra, 1772) Large quarto; 216 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Engraved title; author portrait; two full-page illustrations to text; numerous decorative vignettes; map of Northern Africa; archeological illustrations of coins, weapons, alphabets, etc.

Madrid: Joaquin Ibarra, 1772


According to an inserted note, "this present book was taken from the Royal Library of the Escorial by King Joseph Bonaparte and was found among his baggage after the Battle of Vittoria by a British Officer and by him brought to England, in the possession of whose family it has remained ever since"; acquired in 1925 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent