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Auction archive: Lot number 267

Sambucus (Johannes). Veterum aliquot ac Recentium Medicorum Philosophorumq[ue] Icones

Estimate
£300 - £500
ca. US$423 - US$705
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 267

Sambucus (Johannes). Veterum aliquot ac Recentium Medicorum Philosophorumq[ue] Icones

Estimate
£300 - £500
ca. US$423 - US$705
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Sambucus (Johannes). Veterum aliquot ac Recentium Medicorum Philosophorumq[ue] Icones; ex Bibliotheca Johannis Sambuci; cum eiusdem ad singulas Elogiis. Praemisso hac editione, Vitae singulorum & Scriptorum Indiculo; Additis sub finem, diversorum de eisdem Encomiis, [Leiden], Ex Officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1603, A-I, K-N6 ([12] pp., 67 numbered leaves, [10] pp.), 67 engraved portraits of doctors and philosophers, each with elaborate decorative outer border (within the engraving), by Pierre van der Borcht 3 plates have only an empty frame, without a portrait (plates 49, 57 and 60), occasional marks and minor soiling, several plates close-trimmed to fore-margin, a few text leaves close-trimmed to lower edge, including a few leaves with signature or final line of text partly missing, disbound without covers, folio (30 x 205 mm), housed in modern cloth drop-over bookbox (Qty: 1) STCN 058867430. Janos Zsamboki (1531-1584), Hungarian physician and scholar, and author of an important early emblem book Emblemata cum aliquot nummis antiqui operis (1564), was employed as court phyisican by Emperor Maximilian II, and lived for most of his life in Vienna. His extensive library and collections of maps, coins and works of art later formed a significant part of the Austrian National Library. The remarkable engraved portraits by Pierre van der Borcht (1545-1608), according to the Wellcome Collection, 'may be regarded as authentic'. In the preface by Max Rooses to the facsimile edition of this work published in the series Maatschappij der Antwerpsche Bibliophilen in 1901, van der Borcht is credited not only with the engraving of the plates, but with the original drawings too: "La manière des gravures indique à toute évidence que Pierre van de Borcht les exécuta à l'eau-forte ... Tout permet d'affirmer que van der Borcht ne grava pas seulement, mais dessina également les planches." The title to the present copy does not have the architectural outer border sometimes present, but does have the portrait of Becanus (no. 52) which is left blank in other copies of this edition.

Auction archive: Lot number 267
Auction:
Datum:
12 May 2021 - 13 May 2021
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
info@dominicwinter.co.uk
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
Beschreibung:

Sambucus (Johannes). Veterum aliquot ac Recentium Medicorum Philosophorumq[ue] Icones; ex Bibliotheca Johannis Sambuci; cum eiusdem ad singulas Elogiis. Praemisso hac editione, Vitae singulorum & Scriptorum Indiculo; Additis sub finem, diversorum de eisdem Encomiis, [Leiden], Ex Officina Plantiniana Raphelengii, 1603, A-I, K-N6 ([12] pp., 67 numbered leaves, [10] pp.), 67 engraved portraits of doctors and philosophers, each with elaborate decorative outer border (within the engraving), by Pierre van der Borcht 3 plates have only an empty frame, without a portrait (plates 49, 57 and 60), occasional marks and minor soiling, several plates close-trimmed to fore-margin, a few text leaves close-trimmed to lower edge, including a few leaves with signature or final line of text partly missing, disbound without covers, folio (30 x 205 mm), housed in modern cloth drop-over bookbox (Qty: 1) STCN 058867430. Janos Zsamboki (1531-1584), Hungarian physician and scholar, and author of an important early emblem book Emblemata cum aliquot nummis antiqui operis (1564), was employed as court phyisican by Emperor Maximilian II, and lived for most of his life in Vienna. His extensive library and collections of maps, coins and works of art later formed a significant part of the Austrian National Library. The remarkable engraved portraits by Pierre van der Borcht (1545-1608), according to the Wellcome Collection, 'may be regarded as authentic'. In the preface by Max Rooses to the facsimile edition of this work published in the series Maatschappij der Antwerpsche Bibliophilen in 1901, van der Borcht is credited not only with the engraving of the plates, but with the original drawings too: "La manière des gravures indique à toute évidence que Pierre van de Borcht les exécuta à l'eau-forte ... Tout permet d'affirmer que van der Borcht ne grava pas seulement, mais dessina également les planches." The title to the present copy does not have the architectural outer border sometimes present, but does have the portrait of Becanus (no. 52) which is left blank in other copies of this edition.

Auction archive: Lot number 267
Auction:
Datum:
12 May 2021 - 13 May 2021
Auction house:
Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Broadway Lane, South Cerney, Nr Cirencester
Gloucestershire, GL75UQ
United Kingdom
info@dominicwinter.co.uk
+44 (0)1285 860006
+44 (0)1285 862461
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