Orpheus Eucharisticus

Illustrated by Albert Flamen (French, active 1633–1669), Author Augustin Chesneau (French, 17th century), Printer Florentin Lambert (French, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1835; Praz (1947), vol 2, page 39; Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration, 54; Landwehr 224 [further see Bibliog.]


Overall: 18.7 x 12.9 x 5 cm (7 3/8 x 5 1/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 102 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Florentinum Lambert, 1657) Octavo; 366 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Engraved pictorial title/frontispiece; emblematic illustrations featuring animals.

Paris: Florentinus Lambert, 1657


John Bartlett, by whom given to Harvard College Library, 1 Feb. 1823 (stamp title verso); [duplicate sale from Library]; Ximenes Books, Cambridge; from whom purchased by Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, 1964; given by Arthur Vershbow to MFA, December 2000.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow