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Wunderbarliche kostliche Gemält

Illustrated by Rudolf Wyssenbach (Swiss, active 1546–1560), Copied after Jacques Androuet Ducerceau (French, about 1515–about 1585), Illustrated by Peter Flötner (German, about 1485–1546), Printer Jakob and Tobias Gessner (Swiss, active about 1561)

Place of Publication: Zurich, Switzerland


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 18 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Zurich: Jakob and Tobias Gessner, 1561) Folio; 18 leaves; vellum over boards, tan cloth box. BOUND with Blum, Sülen, 1567 (52.1743.1) and Blum, Antiquiteten (52.1743.2)

Illustrations: two arabesque designs by Peter Flötner; elevations of architectural fantasies.

Zurich: Jakob and Tobias Gessner, 1561


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

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis