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Opera (Works)

Etched by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian (active in Germany, Netherlands, England), 1607–1677), Engraved by Pierre Lombart (French, 1611/12-1681), Engraver William Faithorne, Sr. (English, 1616–1691), Etched by William Carter (English, born about 1630), After Francis Cleyn (German, 1582–1658), After Sir Peter Lely (Dutch (active in England), 1618–1680), Designed and engraved by L. Richer (active in England, 17th century), Author Virgil (born in 70 B.C.E.), Editor John Ogilby (English, 1600–1676), Printer Thomas Roycroft (English, died in 1677)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1289-90; Wing V600; Pennington, Hollar, 290-332


Overall: 46 x 29.6 x 6 cm (18 1/8 x 11 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 104 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Thomas Roycroft, 1658) Folio; 224 leaves, plus plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped armorial olive morocco (J. Clarke).

Portrait of editor; frontispiece of Virgil reading his poems to Augustus; scenes from Virgil’s works; map of Aeneas’s travels (after p. 115)

London: Thomas Roycroft, 1658


John Frederick Campbell, Earl Cawdor (1790-1860); Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 1976.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow