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Lot nr:825
Book nr:33203
Author:FULVIO, Andrea
Title:Illustrium Ymagines
Town:(Lyon
Publisher:A. Blanchard pour J.Monsnier et F. Juste
Year:1524)
Description:In-12, 115-[1] ff, 204 full-page woodcuts containing circular portraits of illustrious Romans within several alternating pictorial borders. The portraits show famous men and women, mostly emperors and their wives, of the Roman, Byzantine and German medieval history, and served in the sixteenth century as a basic reference for the study of Greek and Roman iconography. There are eight different border designs. Lacking title page (A1). Bound in cardboard, slipcase
Note:Not in Adams. Ref. Baudrier V, 96; Brunet II, 1423; Mortimer French, 242; Fairfax Murray French 182. A charming book of classical coin portraits, considered the first to employ portraits to provide historical illustrations and moral exempla. This is the second edition of this text, using portraits based on the Mazzocchi edition printed in Rome in 1517
Price:€800 - €1200
Sellingprice:€800
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