Grüninger Workshop (after) ; Virgil - Aeneid in Armour - The Sporting Games at Actium - Galleons - 1515 - 1515

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Grüninger Workshop (after) ; Virgil - Aeneid in Armour - The Sporting Games at Actium - Galleons - 1515 - 1515
Botanica, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Incunabelen en vroege drukken, Militaria, Religie, Sport, spellen en tijdverdrijf, Wapenkunde - Aantal: 1 - Eén vel

The Games at Actium. Actia was a festival of Apollo, celebrated at Nicopolis in Epirus, with wrestling, musical contests, horse racing, and sea battles. It was reestablished by Augustus, in commemoration of his victory over Mark Antony off Actium in 31 BC; that it was probably the revival of an ancient festival is suggested by the celebrated temple of Apollo at Actium, which is mentioned by Thucydides, and Strabo, and which was enlarged by Augustus. The games instituted by Augustus were celebrated every five years (πενταετηρίς, ludi quinquennales); they received the title of a sacred agon and were also called Olympia.

Large beautiful engraving from Virgil's Aeneid, from a Venetion printing by Giunta. Fine.

29.8 x 20.6 cm

From:

VIRGIL, PUBLIUS MARO (VERGILIUS). Opera accuratissime castigata. I-III. Venice, Lucantonio Giunta, ca 1515.

This Giunta edition from 1515 is rightly acclaimed for its magnificent series of woodcut illustrations based on blocks of the anonymous Late Master of the Grüninger Workshop. According to Essling (I,i, p.75) the woodcuts were first used in an edition printed by Giunta in 1515, but while he was unable to locate a copy of the book he refers to the quantity and importance of the illustrations therein. Subsequently they were used by Giunta in editions of 1519 and 1522.

Very good condition. Later hand colour.

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Kavelgegevens
Object
Eén vel
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Botanica, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Incunabelen en vroege drukken, Militaria, Religie, Sport, spellen en tijdverdrijf, Wapenkunde
Auteur/ Illustrator
Grüninger Workshop (after) ; Virgil
Boektitel
Aeneid in Armour - The Sporting Games at Actium - Galleons - 1515
Staat
Zeer goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1515
Druk
Eerste druk in dit formaat
Taal
Latijn
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Aantal pagina‘s.
1
Afmetingen
29,6×20,2 cm
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