Augustarum imagines aereis formis expressae : vitae quoque earundem breviter enarratae, signorum etiam, quae in posteriori parte numismatu[m] efficta su[n]t / ratio explicata ab Aenea Vico Parmense ...

Accession number: 
PML 1660
Author: 
Vico, Enea, 1523-1567.
Published: 
Venetiis : [P. Manutius Aldus], 1558.
Description: 
[20], 192, [4] p. : ill., (engravings), ports. ; 25 cm.
Notes: 

Engraved t.p. with architectural border.
Translation by N. Conti of: Le Imagini delle donne auguste intagliate in istampa di rame. Vinegia, 1557. Cf. BM v. 248, c. 376.
Translated from the Italian into Latin.
"De même que le volume des médailles des Césars, de 1554, celui-ci quoique sans nom d'imprimeur, est certainement de l'imprimerie de Paul Manuce: même lettres capitales historiées, même caractères que dans ses autres éditions." Cf. A.A. Renouard, Annales de l'imprimerie des Alde.
Includes 63 numbered engraved full page plates of portraits of Roman women on coins in architectural settings.
"Errata sic corrigenda" at end.

Binding: 
Brown morocco, Venetian mosaic binding of the 16th century, gauffered edges.
Provenance: 
Toovey collection ; Lord Gosford's copy, his notes on the flyleaf and his bookplate.
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