'T bosch der eremyten ende eremytinnen van Ægypten ende Palestinen

Illustrated by Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651), Engraved by Boetius à Bolswert (Netherlandish, 1580–1633), Printer Hieronymus Verdussen (Flemish, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 976 (Latin ed.)


Overall: 23.8 x 17.8 x 2 cm (9 3/8 x 7 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 53 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Hieronymus Verdussen, 1619) Quarto; 56 leaves; contemporary vellum (dark red cloth box).

Illustrations of male and female hermit saints

Antwerp: Hieronymus Verdussen, 1619


Early ownership inscriptions; [probably] Charlotte Augusta Matilda (Hanover) of Great Britain, Princess Royal (1766-1828); William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 12, 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock