book of prints
- Museum number
- Object: Abrege de l'Histoire Françoise
"Abrege de l'Histoire Frãçoise, auec les Effigies des Roys, depuis Pharamond Iusques au Roy Henry iiij. tirees des plus rares & excellentz Cabinetz de la France. Par H. C. Edition troisiesme reneuë & augmentée de nouueau" (Paris, Jean le Clerc) 1596; containing 65 portraits of French kings in ovals set within figurative borders and printed with letterpress biographies. Bound with letterpress titlepage printed in black and red, prefatory discourse, chronological table of kings, and privilege notice.
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Height: 344 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 226 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Pages printed recto and verso.
All portraits, like the borders, are woodcuts except the final portrait in the volume (of Henri IV), which is engraved and has been pasted in.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Abrege de l'Histoire Françoise
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- MS inscription on titlepage: "Di Cappone Capponi"
- Prints and Drawings
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