Veiling 358 Old & Rare Books - (Post)incunabula

(FULVIO, A.). Illustrium imagines. Rome, J. Mazzocchi, 1517. W. woodcut ti.-border (repeated in the text), 204 medaillon portrs. with 8 different border blocks and beautiful painted coat of arms ("Ricordare et tace") in colours and gold to title-p. 19th c. polished cf. w. raised bands, richly dec. gilt back & black label, sides ruled in gilt, gilt dec. board-edges & gilt dec. inside dentelles, a.e.g. (Upper margin first few lvs. a bit brittle, lower outer corner fol. 16 torn off, some unobtrusive foxing, bookplates on paste downs, but a fine and clean copy).

First edition of the earliest collection of reproductions of ancient coins to be printed. Fulvio is named as the author on leaf GG4v. The portraits are taken from coins and medals in Mazzocchi's own collection, and the cuts are ascribed to Ugo da Carpi and despite Servolini's reserved judgment about the attribution, "they are certainly the result of a master at work" (Mortimer). 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. - Adams F-1156; Cicognara 2851; Mortimer 203; Sander 2978; Brunet II, 1423.

€ 1000

uitslag € 4000

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