Symbolarum libri XVII. quibus P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, Aeneis, : ex probatissimis auctoribus declarantur, comparantur, illustrantur. /
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) (70-19 BC)
Place of origin
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
, 28 p., 2430 columns, 70,  p.,  leaves of plates (1 double leaf) : map ; fol. Running number: 4747. Wanting final blank leaf. Provenance: manuscript initial on front fly-leaf: "M." [i.e. catalogue code of John Mitchell (ca. 1685-1751), librarian to Sir Richard Ellys (1682-1742)]. Manuscript inscription at foot of title page, obscured by a blank slip pasted over it: "Ex dono Amplissimi Dn: Marcj Welseri ... [one word] Reipub. Augustanae[?] Ioh. Iaubaer[?] Reigorus[?] ... [rest of inscription, one word, illegible]" [possibly Marcus Welser (1558-1614); born in Augsburg; went to Rome 1575-1592; became Stadtpfleger (mayor) in Augsburg in 1600. Welser had some connection with the press known under its address "Ad insigne pinus" (Under the Pine Tree)]. Binding: eighteenth-century[?] gold-panelled sprinkled calf; double gilt fillet border with small gilt cornerpieces; panel of double and single gilt fillets, with gilt cornerpiece stamps; gold-tooled spine, with gilt title on brown leather label. Red and brown sprinkled edges. Marbled pastedowns.
Makers and roles
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) (70-19 BC), author Jacob Pontanus (1542-1626), editor Hans von Aachen (1552-1615), artist Dominicus Custos (d.1612), engraver