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Musæum Tradescantianum: or, A Collection of Rarities. Preserved at South-Lambeth neer London

Illustrated by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian (active in Germany, Netherlands, England), 1607–1677), Author John Tradescant (English, 1608–1662), Author Elias Ashmole (English, 1617–1692), Author Thomas Wharton (English, 1614–1673), Printer John Grismond (English, 17th century), Publisher Nathaniel Brooke (English, 17th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Wing T2005; Pennington, Hollar, 1512-13


Overall: 15 x 9.5 x 2 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two engravings, extra-illustrated with three engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: John Grismond, for Nathaniel Brooke, 1656) Octavo; 106 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped dark brown morocco

Two portraits, plus extra-illustrated portrait, monument, and coat of arms

London: John Grismond, for Nathaniel Brooke, 1656


John Denne (signature on title]; unidentified armorial bookplate ("Credunt quod vident"); Maggs Bros., London (Catalogue 577), from whom purchased by MFA, February 2, 1933.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis