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Lot nr:870
Book nr:35970
Author:GOLTZIUS, Hubert
Title:Caesar Augustus. Sive historiae imperatorum Caesarumque romanorum ex antiquis numismatibus restitutae liber secundus
Town:Brugis Flandrorum
Publisher:(excudebat Hubertus Goltzius)
Year:1574
Description:In-folio (34,3 x 21,4 cm), [24] + lxxxiii + 248 + [40] pp. Illustrated with engraved architectural title, with 83 full-page engraved illustrations of antiquarian coins, woodcut initials and engraved printer's device on last leaf. Ms. ex libris on title page made illegible, pale marginal waterstains on the last lvs. Modern full calf, with blind tooling
Note:First edition of the second part of the important work on Roman imperial coins by Hubertus Goltzius (1526-1583). The first part (Iulius Caesar) was published in 1563 but the author says in his foreword that he wanted to publish his "Fastos magistratum et triumphorum Romanorum" (1566) firstly. The illustrations of coins are drawn after the collections that Goltzius consulted during his travels throughout Europe.
Ex libris Fernand Traen.
Ref. BB III, 248/249 ; Machiels G-392 ; Funck 323 ; Brunet II, 1653 ; Cat. H. Goltzius en Brugge nr. 41 ; Dekesel, 16th cent. numismatic books G 55 ; Adams G-831
Price:€1200 - €1400
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