Von den fünf Sülen (On the Five Columns)

Illustrated by Hans Blum (German, born about 1525), Printer Christoph Froschauer (Swiss, died in 1564)

Place of Publication: Zurich, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, German, IV, 125, no. 1 (4th ed.)


Overall: 38.1 x 25.3 x 2.4 cm (15 x 9 15/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 16 woodcuts and diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Zurich: Christoph Froschauer, 1567) Folio; 18 leaves; vellum over boards, tan cloth box. BOUND with Blum, Antiquiteten (Zurich: 1560) [52.1743.2] and Wunderbarliche kostliche Gemält (Zurich: 1561) [52.1743.3]

Illustrations of elevations and sections of columns representing architectural orders.

Zurich: Christoph Froschauer, 1560, 1567


William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, December 11, 1952

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis