Le sorti intitolate giardino di pensieri

Woodcuts by Giuseppe Salviati (Italian, c. 1520–c. 1575), Copied after Francesco Salviati (Italian, 1510–1563), Copied after Marco Dente da Ravenna (about 1493–1527)

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sander 4231; Brunet III, 1407-08; Mortimer, Italian, 279


Overall: 32.8 x 23.8 x 2.8 cm (12 15/16 x 9 3/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 100 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1540) Folio; 104 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations: allegorical frontispiece by Salviati (title); author portrait (title verso); woodcuts representing abstract virtues and vices, and portraits of philosophers.

Venice: Francesco Marcolini, 1540


Joseph Gulston, Middlesex, England (1745-1786); [Ashburnham Collection, according to Dyson Perrins catalogue]; Charles William Dyson Perrins (1864-1958; his catalogue 259); Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA, February 11, 1954.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer in honor of Henry P. Rossiter