Orbis sensualium picti pars prima [-secunda]

Der sichtbaren Welt erster [-anderer] Theil

Woodcuts by Jobst Spörl II (German, 1583–1665), Author Johann Amos Comenius (German, 1592–1670), Printer Martin Endter (German, 1653–1741)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany


Overall: 17.6 x 11.6 x 6 cm (6 15/16 x 4 9/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Martin Endter, 1732[-1719]) Octavo; [pt. 1] 219 leaves, [pt. 2] 256 leaves; modern half gilt-stamped brown calf, brown marbled paper boards.

Small encyclopedic vignettes illustrating Biblical creation of world, natural history, trades, customs, etc.

Nuremberg: Martin Endter, 1732 [-1719]


Countess d'Edla, by whom bequeathed to MFA, March 1930.

Credit Line

Bequest of the Countess d'Edla