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Illustrated by Hubert Goltzius (Netherlandish, 1526–1583), Cut by Joos Gietleughen (Netherlandish, 16th century), Printer Gillis van Diest (Netherlandish, 16th century)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, VII, p. 201, nos. 1-134; VIII, p. 139, no. 1; Bialler, Chiaroscuro, 2


Overall: 32.6 x 25.7 x 3.8 cm (12 13/16 x 10 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with chiaroscuro etched and woodcut title page, 132 chiaroscuro etchings with woodcut, 16 blank etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Gillis van Diest, 1557) Folio; 174 leaves; modern half vellum, marbled paper boards, gilt-stamped red leather label.

Ornamental title border with author portrait; three-color illustrations of antique medallion portraits of emperors

Antwerp: Gillis van Diest, 1557


Schoenhof & Moeller Foreign Books, Boston; Sylvester R. Koehler, first curator of Prints, MFA (1837-1900), by whom given to the MFA, Octrober 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler