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Cologne: Johann Bussemacher, 1613


Unidentified armorial binding; unidentified armorial bookplate (motto: Semper progrediens); H.P. Kraus, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, February 10, 1949.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund


Place of Publication

Cologne, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 5282; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IV, p. 37, nos. 171-95 (1595 ed.)


Overall: 26.4 x 19.2 x 1.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Set of engraved title page and 24 engravings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books