|Title:||Commentarius in nomismata C. Julii Caesaris, Augusti et Tiberii ... Huberto Goltzio scalptore|
|Description:||In-f° (34 x 22 cm),  + 75 + 99 + 39 +  pp (index). Engraved title page (allegorical representation of the Roman Empire, after a drawing by P.P. Rubens) 137 engraved numismatic plates by Goltzius, numb. 1-45, 1-81 en 1-11. Also contains biographies of C. Iulius Ceasar, August Caesar and Tiberius Caesar. Small marginal worm holes at the end, some pale stains. |
Old calf binding, scratches, central gilt ornament of both boards, double gilt filets. Spine with 6 raised bands. Rest. at lower end of spine, red edges, new end lvs., some small holes in the leather of the lower board
|Note:||Hubert Goltzius (1526-1583), humanist. Christian Dekesel (Hubert Goltzius: The Father of Ancient Numismatics, 1988) notes that "The influence of Hubertus Goltzius upon numismatics is mostly underestimated. One forgets very easily that he was the first author who wrote and published a comprehensive view upon the coinage of the Ancients and that he was also the first to do that on the basis of a real contact with some of the great coin cabinets of the civilized Renaissance world...."|
Ludovicus Nonnius a.k.a. Nuņez (1553- 1645) was physician and humanist, from Portuguese descent (a convert), but born in Antwerp.
Ref. Goltzius en Brugge (1983), n° 76 ; Bibl. Belgica N32
|Price:||€400 - €500|