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Inscription

Lettered LC: "Ex veteri hypocausto reperto prope vivarium Anno 1547 in quo elegantissime omnium animalium pictae effigies videbantur. Hae tractae sunt et in tres tabellas digestae. Tab. I. Formis Ant. Lafrerij"

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
1921
Huelsen, Christian. "Das Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae des Antonio Lafreri." Collectanea variae doctrinae Leoni Olschki. Munich, 1921: no. 81
2016
Rubach, Birte. Ant. Lafreri Formis Romae: Der Verleger Antonio Lafreri und seine Druckgraphikproduktion. Berlin, 2016.