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Las quatorze decadas

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Spanish, 16th century, Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 16th century, Author Livy (Roman), Printer Jorge Coci (Spanish, active 1499–1537)

Place of Publication: Saragossa, Spain

Catalogue Raisonné

Palau 139128; Lyell, pp. 128-29; Anninger, Harvard Spanish & Portuguese, Bibliography #59


Overall: 28.8 x 22.4 x 8 cm (11 5/16 x 8 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with over 300 woodcuts, one printed in four colors

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Saragossa: Jorge Coci, 1520) Folio; 546 leaves; modern blind-stamped calf.

Full-page title woodcut printed in four colors of coat of arms of Emperor Charles V; woodcuts throughout text (previously used in 1505 German edition of Livy).

Saragossa: Jorge Coci, 1520


Joseph Baer & Co., Frankfurt, from whom purchased by MFA, April 5, 1900.

Credit Line

Museum Purchase