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Illustrated by Crispin de Passe II (Dutch (worked in France), 1597–1670), Engraver Léonard Gaultier (French, 1561–1641), Author Jean Ogier de Gombauld (French, died in 1666), Printer Nicolas Buon (French, 17th century), Engraver Elie du Mesnil (French, born about 1728)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1656; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, v. 16, p. 139 (de Passe); Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 17th, v. 4, p. 529, nos. 568-70 (Gaultier)


Overall: 17.5 x 12.4 x 2.5 cm (6 7/8 x 4 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title and 16 engravings (plus added engraving)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Nicolas Buon, 1624) Octavo; 188 leaves; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped orange morocco

Paris: Nicolas Buon, 1624


Caissottil (stamp on upper cover); C.E. Rappaport bookseller, Rome; Philip(1898-1984) and Frances Hofer, Cambridge,MA; by whom given to MFA, September 15, 1955.

Credit Line

The Gift of Philip and Frances Hofer