Symbolorum et emblematum

Illustrated by Johann [Hans] Sibmacher (German, died in 1611), Author Joachim Camerarius (1534–1598), Printer Gotthard Vögelin (German, 1572–1634)

Place of Publication: Heidelberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 1513; VD17 23:283566N; Praz, p. 295; Hollstein, German, LXI, pp. 143-274, nos. 763-1166


Overall: 18.3 x 15.3 x 5.7 cm (7 3/16 x 6 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with four etched part-titles and 400 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Heidelberg:] Gotthard Vögelin, 1605) Quarto; 416 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown calf (upper cover only remains of contemporary binding).

Emblematic illustrations divided into four categories, featuring (1) plants, (2) four-legged animals, (3) birds and insects, and (4) reptiles and marine animals, with a few monsters thrown in at the end

[Heidelberg] Gotthard Vögelin, 1605


Arthur John Naish; Walter Naish; L'Art Ancien, Zurich, from whom purchased by MFA, May 11, 1939.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis