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Lot nr:1069
Book nr:32233
Author:GOLTZIUS, Hubert
Title:Thesaurus rei antiquariae huberrimus ex antiquis tam numismatum quam marmorum inscriptionibus ...
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:ex off. Christophori Plantini
Year:1579
Description:4to, [12]- 219 pp. Woodcut printer's device (Plantin) on title page. With 2 large copper engravings very likely executed by Goltzius himself: an oval portrait of H. Goltzius, after a painting y Antonio Moro, on p. 201 ; a printer's mark of Goltzius, representing 'Hubertas' pouring coins, on p. 219. With an autograph dedication of the author on title page. Some waterstains in the lower corner, marginal wormholes at the end. Contemp. calf binding, with a gilt ornament on both boards, heavily rubbed, spine renewed, all edges gilt
Note:First edition. It is a pioneer survey of classical inscriptions on coins, medals and monuments, some lost by now.
Ref. Guigard II 258 ; Bibl. Belg. III G 390 ; Adams G-837 ; Voet III, 1253; Dekesel, 16th cent. numismatic books ; G 57; Goltzius cat. (1984), n? 59 (this copy).
"Dit exemplaar van de Thesaurus werd door Hubertus Goltzius van een opdracht voorzien, gericht aan het Brugse Stadsbestuur. Goltzius draagt het werk op aan Marc Fuggerus, graaf van Kirchperg" Merkwaardig genoeg beeldt de titel het drukkersmerk van Plantijn af en achter in het boek vinden we het drukkersmerk van Goltzius
Price:€380 - €450
Sellingprice:€950
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