Tractatus posthumus Jani Jacobi Boissardi Vesvuntini de divinatione et magicis præstigiis: quarum veritas ac vanitas solidè exponitur per descriptionem deorum fatidicorum qui olim responsa dederunt; eorundemque prophetarum, sacerdotum, ...
A Oppenheim, Galler, Hieronymus, 1611 or 1615 ( ?)
Folio  ff., 358 pp.,  ff.,
Vellum binding, spine with raised bands with handwritten title.
First edition, posthumous, of this treatise on magic and divination by the antiquarian and Neo-Latin poet, Jean-Jacques Boissard. His work compiles many earlier authors and finds its quality both in the number and the accuracy of its testimonies of oracles and prophets from antiquity, and in the abundant illustrations by J. Théodore de Bry. Title frontispiece in a large allegorical portico, engraved dedication to Johann Casimir, Count Palatine, with his coat of arms on the back, allegorical vignette, portraits of the author and the engraver, and 45 illustrations (wrongly counted as 33 by Caillet) including 44 portraits of the figures evoked. Many headpieces, dropcap and tailpieces. Caillet 1348 : “A very rare and highly sought-after book for the 33 superb plates engraved by Johann Théodore de Bry that it contains.” Jean-Pierre Coumont, Demonology and Witchcraft, gives the date of 1615 and 33 plates.
Missing pages 57 to 64, 122-123, 225 to 232. Very dirty vellum. The binding remains very sturdy. Some soiling inside but all of the pages are in very good condition. The engravings are in excellent condition.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Esoterik, Philosophie
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Jean-Jacques Boissard
- De Divinatione & Magicis Præstigiis…
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Griechisch, Latein
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 30×19 cm