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Underweysung der Messung

Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Printer Hieronymus Andreae (German, died in 1556)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Meder, Books XXVI, 3rd German edition; Murray, German, 150; Hollstein 26c


Overall: 29.6 x 20.6 x 3.5 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous woodcuts and diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae [Formschneider], 1538) Folio; 93 leaves [lacking last two leaves]; 19th-century half parchment, gilt-tooled red morocco spine label, marbled paper boards; dark tan cloth box. [Bound with Munster 1544 (KBR216.2)].

Illustrations: as in 1525 edition (diagrams, letterforms), without the cuts of the Artist Drawing a Vase and Artist Drawing a Female Nude (fol. Q3v).

Nuremberg: Hieronymus Andreae, 1538


Pen and brown ink inscription on Dürer title "FF. Rothensium," with related stamp also on title "dem Kloster Roth" (probably relating to the Rot an der Rot Abbey in Upper Swabia, Germany, founded 1126 and dissolved 1803, when its library was dispersed); Anselm Franz Joseph Liel (book label; perhaps man of that name who was Staatsprokurator of Koblenz in early 19th cen.); Sylvester R. Koehler, Boston (1837-1900; first Curator of Prints, MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler