Book Id: 42786 Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. With 8 leaves of early drawings bound in. Apianus and Amantius.
Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. With 8 leaves of early drawings bound in
Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. With 8 leaves of early drawings bound in
Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. With 8 leaves of early drawings bound in
Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. With 8 leaves of early drawings bound in

Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis. With 8 leaves of early drawings bound in

Publisher Information: Ingolstadt: Apianus, 1534.

Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552); Bartolomaeus Amantius (1505-76). Inscriptiones sacrosanctae vetustatis non illae quidem romanae, sed totius fere orbis summon studio ac maximis impensis mariq[ue] conquisitae feliciter incipiunt. Magnifico viro domino Raymundo Fuggero invictissimorum caesaris Caroli Quinti ac Ferdinandi Romanorum regis a consiliis, bonarum litararum mecaenati incomparabili . . . [40], cccccxii, [8]pp. Woodcut illustrations, woodcut title and initials by Hans Borosamer (ca. 1500-1554); woodcut arms of Raimund Fugger by Michael Ostendorfer (1492-1559). With 8 leaves of early pen-and-ink drawings of inscriptions bound in after the text. Ingolstadt: In aedibus P. Apiani, 1534. 285 x 194 mm. Old mottled calf, rebacked, lacunae in back cover repaired, front hinge cracked, light wear. Some dampstaining on first 20 or so leaves, light toning but very good. Bookplate.

First Edition of the first published collection of epigraphic inscriptions from Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa, based on the collection of classical antiquities amassed by Raimund Fugger (1489-1535), a powerful German businessman and councilor to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. The inscriptions—“not just those of Rome but of almost the entire world,” according to the book’s title—are organized geographically, “beginning in Spain, and moving eastwards through the former empire, to Greece, Asia Minor, and then back west along the southern shore of the Mediterranean” (Stenhouse, p. 42). Our copy is enhanced by the addition of eight leaves of early (probably 16th-century) drawings of Latin and Greek inscriptions with notes on their sources. W. Stenhouse, “Roman colonies and the distribution of land before Sigonio,” in J. Pelgrom and A. Weinstein, eds., The Renaissance of Roman Colonization: Carlo Sigonio and the Making of Legal Colonial Discourse, pp. 25-47. Adams, Catalogue of Books Printed on the Continent of Europe 1501-1600 in Cambridge Libraries, A-1291.

Book Id: 42786

Price: $8,000.00

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