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Le tableau des riches inventions couvertes du voile des feintes amoureuses, qui sont representee dans le Songe de Poliphile

after 1610
Attributed to Jean Cousin (French, about 1490–about 1560), Attributed to Jean Goujon (French, about 1510–about 1565), Author Francesco Colonna (Italian, 1433–1527), Editor François Béroalde de Verville (French, 1556–1626), Publisher Matthieu Guillemot (French, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 779 (1600 and 1657 eds.); Mortimer, French, 148 (3rd ed.)


Overall: 25.1 x 18.7 x 3.3 cm (9 7/8 x 7 3/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 181 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Mattieu Guillemont, after 1610) Quarto; 178 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (blue cloth box).

Illustrations of classically-influenced novel, derived from original Italian illustrations of 1499 (Hypnerotomachia Poliphili).

Paris: Mattieu Guillemot, after 1610.


Early ownership marks; Walter Muir Whitehill, Boston, by whom given to MFA, November 12, 1980.

Credit Line

Gift of Walter Muir Whitehill