Hadriani Iunii medici Emblemata ad D. Arnoldum Cobelium : eiusdem Aenigmatum libellus ad D. Arnoldum Rosenbergum.

Author

Hadrianus Junius

Title

Hadriani Iunii medici Emblemata ad D. Arnoldum Cobelium : eiusdem Aenigmatum libellus ad D. Arnoldum Rosenbergum.

Date

1566

Place

Antuerpiae [Antwerp]

Publisher

Ex officina Christophori Plantini

Language

Latin
Greek

Contributor

ILLUSTRATOR:
Godefroid Ballain
Pieter Huys

ENGRAVER:
Geeraard Jansen van Kampen
Arnaud Nicolai

Note

IMPRINT:
Antuerpiae : Ex officina Christophori Plantini, MDLXVI [1566]

ILLUSTRATION:
Plantin's compasses device on title-page. Blocks for the illustrations were mostly cut by Gerard Janssen van Kampen, with a few by Arnaud Nicolai; the illustrations for emblems X and XIX have the letter G for Gerard. Geoffroy Ballain provided 52 of the drawings, Pieter Huys the remainder; see Voet. Headpiece, tailpiece, 2 decorated initials.

Emblems have some iconography in common with those invented by Johannes Sambucus and Alciatus.

This edition does not have the elaborate borders of the first, which had been published the previous year.


CONTENT:
The single page devoted to each of the 58 emblems comprises a brief statement of the topic, in some cases a dedication, the woodcut illustration within a border of fleurons, and a four-line explanation in verse. Additional explanation in prose for each emblem follows on pages 65-121.

Contains a letter to Sambucus.

FORMAT:
134, [2] pages : illustrations ; 17 cm (8vo)

Signatures: A-H⁸ I⁴ (F5 signed E5).

CONDITION:
Copy has manuscript waste (sheet music) inside the front cover and between pages 128 and 129.
BINDING:
Contemporary limp vellum, holograph title on spine.

PROVENANCE:
Copy has bookplate of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow.

REFERENCES:
Kelso, R. English gentleman, 496
Voet, L. Plantin press, 1478

Archive Location

Library Catalog

Num Pages

136

Call Number

PN6349 .J8 1566

Files

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Collection

Citation

Hadrianus Junius, “Hadriani Iunii medici Emblemata ad D. Arnoldum Cobelium : eiusdem Aenigmatum libellus ad D. Arnoldum Rosenbergum.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed June 24, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/10182.