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The Institution, Laws, & Ceremonies of the Most Noble Order of the Garter

Illustrated by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian (active in Germany, Netherlands, England), 1607–1677), Portrait(s) designed by William Sherwin (English, about 1645–1711), Author Elias Ashmole (English, 1617–1692), Printer John Macock (English, 17th century), Publisher Nathaniel Brooke (English, 17th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 524; Wing A3983; Hofer, Baroque Book Illustration, 14; Pennington, Hollar, 464, 578-84, 1072-75, 1077-80, 1082-84, 1986, 2416-17, 2424-28, 2468, 2589, 2603-12, 2614-16, 2619-20, 2638-42, 2700


Overall: 36.5 x 24.1 x 5.7 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 50 etchings and one engraving

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: John Macock for Nathaniel Brooke, 1672) Folio; 420 leaves, plus plates [numerous errors in pagination]; eighteenth[?]-century gilt-stamped brown morocco

Frontispiece portrait of Charles II in the robes of the Order of the Garter, illustrations of Windsor Castle and Order of the Garter regalia, plus a fireworks display in Stockholm (after p. 424).

London: John Macock for Nathaniel Brooke, 1672


Charles Whibley; Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 1993.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow