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Topics: Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc. (Voices), Part songs, Latin, Emblems, Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc....
Signatures: [par.] A-2E
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish, Animal behavior, Animals, Conduct of life
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by Bosch, Jacob, 1652-1704; Müller, Jakob, ca. 1670-ca. 1703; Wolffgang, Johann Georg W., 1664-1744; Schalckh, J. C., 18th cent
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Pages 51-52 (first series) and 44-45 (sixth series) lacking in numbering
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism
Signatures: a-h A-3Z 4A-4D 4E²
Topics: Innocent X, Pope, 1574-1655, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Egyptian language, Mythology, Egyptian,...
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by Bosch, Jacob, 1652-1704; Müller, Jakob, ca. 1670-ca. 1703; Wolfgang, Johann Georg, 1662 or 4-1774; Schalckh, J. C., 18th cent
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Pages 51-52 (first series) and 44-45 (sixth series) lacking in numbering
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism
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by La Feuille, Daniel de. Devises et emblèmes anciennes et modernes; Mulder, Joseph, b. 1659 or 60; Wetstein, Henricus
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Added engraved illustrated title-page by Joseph Mulder in Russian, with title "Symvoly i emblemata", incorporating a portrait of Peter the Great after Sir Godfrey Kneller
Topic: Emblems
Each volume has separate t.p. and pagination
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Topics: Emblems, Christian art and symbolism
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by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace; Veen, Gijsbert van, 1558-1630, engraver
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Letterpress Latin quotations and polyglot descriptive of each plate, and corresponding image, on facing pages. Nagler and Bryan attribute the engraving of the plates to Gijsbert van Veen.
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books
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by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550
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Signatures: a-e, A-Z, Aa-Zz, Aaa-Qqq, Rrr
Topics: Emblems, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631; Sánchez de las Brozas, Francisco, 1523-1601.; Thuilius, Joannes, d. 1630.; Morel, Fédéric, ca. 1552-1630. Corollaria et monita.; Frambotto, Paolo, printer.; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner.; De Toma, Giacomo, former owner.; Armenise, Raffaele, 1852-1925.
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"211 woodcuts of emblems from the same blocks as from the Paduan 1618 edition- now within borders, and one new "offensive" emblem, i.e. no. lxxx"--cf. Landwehr.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Italy --17th century., Emblem books --Italy...
Title vignette with Jesuit device
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Kampen, Geeraard Jansen van, fl. 1564-1589, engraver; Solis, Virgil, 1514-1562, ill; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Title within woodcut borders; most emblems within borders of typographical ornaments; printer's device on t.p., initials, tail pieces
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
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by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Bol, Cornelius, fl. 1608-1614
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Woodcut t.p. vignette (bow, arrows & torch with motto Amor vincit omnia). 124 emblems, each with full-page ill. within an oval on right-hand page of opening, text on facing left-hand page
Topics: Emblems, Love in art
Signatures: A * 2* 3* 4*⁴ ²A B-4A a-d e⁴
Topics: Signs and symbols, Cryptography, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Typot, Jacob, 1540-ca. 1600; Balfour, James, Sir, 1600-1657, former owner. IU-R; Sadeler, Giles, 1570-1629, engraver; Strada, Octavius, 1550-1612, artist; Boodt, Anselmus de, 1550-1632
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Cum priuil. summi Pontif. & Sac. Caes. Mtis. -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Signs and symbols, Mottoes, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
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by Reinzer, Franciscus, 1661-1708; Kadorizi, Wolfgang Joseph, fl. 1697-1730; Wolfgang, Andreas Matthäus, 1660-1736; Küsel, Johanna Sibilla, ca. 1650-1717; Stridbeck, Johann, 1665-1714
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Signatures: a A-2O 2P² 2Q²(-2Q2)
Topics: Meteorology, Astrology, Emblems
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by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597; Parmigianino, 1503-1540
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The 151 emblems have an ill. headed by a motto in Latin or Greek, followed by an explication in Latin verse. The first ill. is a woodcut, the rest engravings. Mortimer notes that the engravings have been attributed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and some by Parmigianino. The ill. of the 2nd emblem an engraved port. of the author
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bosch, Jacob; Wolffgang, Johann Georg W., 1664-1744; Müller, Jacob, 18th cent
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The plates are engraved by J.G. Wolfgang and Jacob Müllert
Topics: Symbolism, Emblems
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by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Weert, Jakob de, b. 1569
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Signatures: ã e i A-3P 3R
Topic: Emblems
"Cum gratia & privilegio Sacrae Caesareae Majestatis, et facultate superiorum" -- title page
Topics: Human anatomy, Human beings in art, Symbolism, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Signatures: )(( -)(4) )**( )***( A-3Y
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Emblems
Title page in red and black
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Benedictine, St. Ulrich und Afra (Benedictine abbey : Augsburg,...
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by Typot, Jacob, 1540-ca. 1600; Strada, Octavius de; Sadeler, Ægidius, 1568-1629; Boodt, Anselmus de, 1550-1632
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Title page of each volume is engraved, and dated 1601, 1602, and 1603 respectively
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism
"Ad B. Mariam Virginem Wezlariae."
Topics: Fathers of the church, Sermons, Latin, Sermons, German, Emblems, Emblems, German, Emblems, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Becan, Jan, 1518-1572; Torrentius, Laevinus, 1525-1595; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Each part has special t.p. and separate paging and collation; printer's device on title pages; engraved portrait; ornamental initials
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Topics: Emblems, Hieroglyphics
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by Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619
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"La seconde centurie des emblemes du Sr. Gabriel Rollenhague Magdeburgois, paraphrastiquement mise en ryme francoyse par T.D.L.S.D.O."--P. [6]. The translations into French verse follow on p. [7]-[26]
Topics: Emblems, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660
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Imperfect copy: leaf * wanting
Topic: Emblems
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by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648; Quellinus, Erasmus, 1607-1678; Dannoot, Pieter, 17th cent; Sadeler, Johann, d. 1665
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Errata: p. [3] at end
Topics: Political science, Kings and rulers, Emblems
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Education of princes, Symbolism in art
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The emblems in the 1st vol. were published without commentary at Prague in 1600; see Landwehr, 562
Topics: Emblems, Mottoes, Symbolism
83 engraved emblems; engr. allegorical frontispiece
Topics: Meteorology --Early works to 1800., Astrology --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to...
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by Schwarz, Ignaz, 1690-1763; Gutwein, Johann Melchior, fl. 1727-1733; Rogg, Gottfrid, 1669-1742; Crätz, Johann Franz Xaver; Summer, Thomas
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Irregularities in pagination: p. 313-328 numbered 333-348, p. 415 numbered 315
Topics: Philosophy, Emblems
Originally planned as an interpretation of Horapollo's Hieroglyphica
Topics: Horapollo, Emblems, Animals, Symbolism
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Valeriano, Pierio, 1477-1560; Isingrin, M. (Michael), 1500-1557. printer; Horapollo. Hieroglyphica
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Originally planned as an interpretation of Horapollo's Hieroglyphica
Topics: Hieroglyphics, Emblems, Animals, Symbolism, Conduct of life, Symbolism in medicine
Rouille's device on t.p. (eagle & serpents). Each emblem is illustrated with a woodcut, followed by explanatory Latin verses and Sánchez de las Brozas' explication in prose. A few headpieces and initials
Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblems
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by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647
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Engraved t.-p. by Cornelis Galle after Rubens. Port. of papal nuncio Pier Luigi Carafa, to whom the work is dedicated. Carafa arms and family trees. Emblematic ill. Woodcut tail-pieces, initials. Woodcut printer's device on p. facing colophon
Topics: Carafa family, Carafa (famille), Emblems, Heraldiek, Livres d'emblèmes, Carafa family -- Early...
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by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Horace. Selections. 1684; Veen, Gijsbert van, 1558-1630; Lairesse, Gérard de, 1640-1711
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Signatures: * A-N O
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Cousin, Jehan, ca. 1522-ca. 1593, ill; Roger, Charles, fl. 1576-1590, printer; Marnef, Hiérosme de, 1515-1595, printer; Girault, Denyse, fl. 1576-1700, printer; Marnef et Cavellat (Paris, France), printer
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Signatures: * A-2Y
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
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by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597; Parmigianino, 1503-1540; Società typografica bolognese
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Device of the Società tipografica bolognese on t.p. (female allegory of Bologna). The 2nd emblem is Bocchi's port. (A3v). Mortimer notes that Giulio Bonasone's engravings after Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino are repeated from the 1st ed. of 1555 except for no. 36 which is a copy. Agostino Carracci may have engraved no. 1, which in the 1555 ed. is a woodcut; he retouched the others, the occurrence of first and second states varying from copy to copy. One historiated initial, †2r
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism in art
Errata: final page of each volume
Topics: Philosophy, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Emblem books
Printer from colophon
Topics: Academia Altorfina, Academic decorations of honor, Emblems, Engraving, German, Academia Altorfina...
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by Camerarius, Joachim, 1534-1598; Somer, Mathias van, fl. 1649-1669
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Engraved title-page by Mathias van Somer; illustrated with copper engravings throughout
Topics: Emblems, Plant lore, Animal lore
Signatures: )(( -)(4) )**( )***( A-3Y
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Horapollo; Mercier, Jean, d. 1570; Hoeschel, David, 1556-1617; Caussin, Nicolas, 1583-1651; Pauw, Jan Cornelis de, d. 1749
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Signatures: * 2* A-3E 3F²
Topics: Egyptian language, Emblems, Emblem books, Greek, Emblem books, Latin, Symbolism, Hieroglyphics
Added t.p., p. [17]: Les emblemes de Maistre Gabriel Rollenhague / mis en vers francois par vn professeur de la langue françoise a Colongne. Coloniae : Excudebat Seruatius Erffens : Prostant apud Ioannem Iansonium bibliopolam Arnheimensem, anno MDCXI [1611]. The added t.p. is followed by translations of the emblems in French verse, p. [20]-[48]. This section does not occur in all copies; see Landwehr
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Kampen, Geeraard Jansen van, fl. 1564-1589, engraver; Solis, Virgil, 1514-1562, ill; Plantin, Christopher, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Signatures: * 2* A-Z a-z 2A-2C
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
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by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629
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Woodcut t.p. vignette. 124 emblems, each with full-page ill. within an oval on right-hand page of opening, text on facing left-hand page. They are by Vaenius, except for the 1st which is signed by Cornelius Bol; see Landwehr
Topics: Emblems, Love in art, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
Engraved title-page
Topics: Escorial. Real Biblioteca, Libraries, Library science, Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Edited by Franceschini for use in schools; see his preface, p. 3-4. The translation of Horapollo's lost Coptic original text into Greek is attributed to "Philippus" on p. 5
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism, Hieroglyphics
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Engraved t.p
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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Descriptive text on versos facing full-page illustrations
Topics: Plants, Animals, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Paradin, Claude, 16th cent; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575
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Original edition (Lyon, 1551) published under title: Dévises héroïques
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Del Bene, Bartolommeo, b. 1514; Marcile, Théodore, 1548-1617; Leu, Thomas de, fl. 1576-1614
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Engraved title-page signed by Thomas de Leu; 33 emblematical copperplates; head and tail pieces; initials
Topics: Aristotle, Utopias in literature, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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Engraved frontispiece; 78 copperplates of emblems
Topics: Emblems, Signs and symbols
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ketten, Johannes Michael von der
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Added t. p. and all illus. engraved
Topics: Emblems, Quotations, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627?; Aertssens, Hendrik, 1586-1658, printer; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633, ill
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern), Christian life, Future life, Emblems, Emblems,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Horapollo; Cousin, Jehan, ca. 1522-ca. 1593, ill; Du Pré, Galliot, d. 1561, printer; Ruelle, Jean, d. 1571, printer
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Title within illustrated border; headpiece; initials
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --France --16th century., Emblem books...
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by Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768; Klauber, Johann Baptist, 1712-ca. 1787
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Title supplied by cataloger
Topics: Catholic Church, Christian art and symbolism, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Zsámboki, János, 1531-1584; Huys, Pieter, 1519-1581, ill; Heere, Lucas de, 1534-1584, ill; Plantin, Christophe, ca. 1520-1589, printer
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Illustrated by Pieter Huys and Lucas de Here (cf. Landwehr)
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Latin
Signatures: A-D chi²,²chi² E-Y Z
Topics: Medals, Emblems, Festivals
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Galle, Théodore, 1571-1633; Mallery, Karel van, 1571-ca. 1635, engraver. IU-R
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Engraved title leaf, preface, 12 engraved plates
Topics: David, Jan, 1545?-1613, Emblems, Emblem books, Emblem books, Latin
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Engraved historiated title-page signed by Matthaeus Merian; 58 engraved illustrations divided between emblems "moralia" and "bellica."
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Moretus, Balthasar, 1574-1641, printer.
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Engraved t.p. by C. Galle, after Rubens; title within pictorial borders.
Topics: Carafa family --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Belgium...
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Final page blank
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry), Signs and symbols
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Errata: final page of each volume
Topics: Philosophy, Emblems
Title vignette: Publisher's device
Topics: Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, Emblems
Signatures: pi² A-3B 3C
Topics: Insignia, Emblems
Acquired: 16 July 1968 (Beyers).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --17th century., Emblems, Latin --Germany...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Boissard, Jean Jacques, 1528-1602; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Faber, Abraham, fl. 1596, printer; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598, publisher
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Signatures: ã e A-2K 2L²
Topics: Exempla, Emblem books, German, Emblems, Conduct of life
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
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by Lebey de Batilly, Denis, 1551-1607; Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598; Boissard, Jean Jacques, 1528-1602
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T.p. engraved, with architectural border incorporating allegorical figures. Port. of Lebey, A2r. The 63 emblematic ill. are numbered in the plate at bottom edge
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631
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Signatures: a-c, A-2A
Topic: Emblems
Colophon: Acheuees d'imprimer ce dernier iour de decembre, pour la premiere edition, 1588
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Universität Altdorf; Siebmacher, Johann, d. 1611; Hulsius, Levinus, d. 1606, printer; Lochner, Christoph, fl. 1588-1614, printer; College of Arms (Great Britain). Library, former owner. IU-R
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Engraved t.p
Topics: Universität Altdorf, Academic decorations of honor, Medals, Emblems, Emblems, Latin