Livius Titus - Roman Empire: Masinissa betrothed to the daughter of the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Gisgo - 1514

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Livius Titus - Roman Empire: Masinissa betrothed to the daughter of the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Gisgo - 1514
Incunabula & early printing - Quantity: 1 - Master Woodcut. Hand coloured. Folio leaf. - Single sheet

Masinissa was the son of the chieftain Gaia of a Numidian tribal group, the Massylii. He was brought up in Carthage, an ally of his father. At the start of the Second Punic War, Masinissa fought for Carthage against Syphax, the king of the Masaesyli of western Numidia (present day Algeria), who had allied himself with the Romans. Masinissa, then about 17 years old, led an army of Numidian troops and Carthaginian auxiliaries against Syphax's army and won a decisive victory (215-212 BC). He was betrothed to the daughter of the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Gisgo.

Incunabula woodcut leaf with woodcut.

From Livius Titus (59 B.C.-17 A.D.).

Romische Historie usz Tito livio gezogen. Translated from Latin into German by Bernhard Schöfferlin and Ivo Wittich. Mainz: Johannes Schoeffer, 1514.

Gothic type. 28.6 x 20.1 cm

Fine large woodcut leaf.

Light age toning and marks commensurate with age.

Lot details
Object
Single sheet
Number of Books
1
Subject
Incunabula & early printing
Author/ Illustrator
Livius Titus
Book Title
Roman Empire: Masinissa betrothed to the daughter of the Carthaginian general Hasdrubal Gisgo
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1514
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Johannes Schoeffer
Binding/ Material
Loose page
Extras
Master Woodcut. Hand coloured. Folio leaf.
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