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Epitome thesauri antiquitatum

Strada, Jacobus, 1507-1588.; Salomon, Bernard, approximately 1506-approximately 1561, supposed illustrator.; Guarin, Thomas, -1592, printer.; Tournes, Jean de, 1504-1564, printer.; Fugger, Johann Jakob, 1516-1575, dedicatee.
Lugduni [ Lyon, France]: Apud Iacobum de Strada et Thomam Guerinum, MDLIII [1553


[88], 339, [3] p.

At foot of title: Cum privilegio Regio.

Colophon, V3 verso: Lugduni, Excudebat Ioannes Tornæsius.

"Le privilege du Roy": V2 verso and V3 recto, closes with the words Ledit livre fut achevé d'imprimer le sixieme de Novembre 1553.

Signatures: A-L⁴ (L4 verso blank), a-z⁴, A-V⁴ (V4 blank) quarto.

Collection of portraits of emperors from Julius Caesar to Charles V; iIllustrated with white-on-black portraits of the soverigns taken from their coinage.

Title with woodcut device of Guarin on recto and arms of the dedicatee, Johann Fugger, on verso.

Engravings by Bernard Salomon?

Includes indexes.

Noted in E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire de peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, and in British. Museum catalog.

Includes indexes.


Physical Description



Numismatics -- Rome -- Early works to 1800.; Numismatics -- Byzantine Empire -- Early works to 1800.; Coins, Roman -- Early works to 1800.; Coins, Byzantine -- Early works to 1800.; Emperors -- Rome -- Early works to 1800.; Holy Roman Empire -- Kings and rulers -- Early works to 1800.