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Inscription

Lettered UL: "Veterum monumentorum studiose lector ... Ant. Lafreri aenea tabula nunc profert ex antiquo simulachro quod in Vaticano adhuc conspicitur exacte effigiata"

Provenance

Weingarten Monastery, Swabia, 1632 (title page inscription in the NGA "Speculum"). Cistercian Abbey of Notre-Dame du Val-Dieu, Belgium (bookplate: Ex libris Vallis Dei). English export license recording the sale of this volume in 1974 by E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., Ltd., London; Daniel Donahue, Santa Barbara, CA; (Liber Antiquus, Washington, D.C.); purchased 2012 by NGA.

Bibliography
1802
Bartsch, Adam. Le peintre graveur. 21 vols. Vienna, 1802-1821: XV.266.95
1921
Huelsen, Christian. "Das Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri." Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni Olschki. Munich: 1921: no. 61
2016
Rubach, Birte. Ant. Lafreri Formis Romae: Der Verleger Antonio Lafreri und seine Druckgraphikproduktion. Berlin, 2016.