Nova alphati effictio / Ein kunstliche Alphabet

Engraved by Unidentified artist, German, 17th century, After Johann Theodor de Bry (Netherlandish, 1561–1623)

Place of Publication: Cologne, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 5282; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IV, p. 37, nos. 171-95 (1595 ed.)


Overall: 26.4 x 19.2 x 1.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of engraved title page and 24 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1613) Quarto; 25 leaves; contemporary (Spanish?) gilt- and blind-stamped brown morocco, rust cloth box.

Decorative alphabet

Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1613


Unidentified armorial binding; unidentified armorial bookplate (motto: Semper progrediens); H.P. Kraus, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 10, 1949.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund