Poeticon astronomicon

Illustrated by Bernard, Maler (German, active 1460–1483), Illustrated by Joannes Lucilius Santritter, Printer Erhard Ratdolt (German, worked Italy, 1447?–1527/28), Author C. Julius Hyginus

Place of Publication: Venice, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff H-560; BMC V 286; Essling 285; Sander 3472; Redgrave, Ratdolt, 30


Overall: 21.4 x 15.5 x 2 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 47 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 October 1482) Quarto; 58 leaves; blind- and gilt-stamped calf binding, red leather label.

Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 October 1482


Cornelius Paine; George Kloss, M.D., Frankfurt; Charles Robert Ashbee (English architect and designer, 1863-1942; his bookplate and inscription "C.R. Ashbee: Essex House Press. 1905."); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, June 8, 1944

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund