The Metamorphoses illustrated

Ovidius Naso, Publius. Metamorphosis cum luculentissimis Raphaelis Regii enarrationibus, quibus cum alia quaedam ascripta sunt, quae in exemplaribus antea impressis non inueniuntur, tum eorum apologia quae fuerant a quibusdam repraehensa.

Venice, Georgio Rusconi, 1521.

Folio. (10), 172 ff. Title page printed in red and black. With woodcut title border, a full-page wind map, 55 woodcuts and numerous initials. Early 19th.-c. marbled half calf with giltstamped title to spine.


Attractively illustrated edition of the Metamorphoses. The woodcuts (monogrammed "L" and "M") are new designs but are based on the series published in Tacuino's editions of Ovid during the second decade of the 16th century.

The first 20 ff. show a weak waterstain at the upper right corner; t. p. and first 3 ff. are somewhat brownstained; the remainder of the book is largely clean and spotless.

Essling I, 233. ICCU Edit 16, CNCE 47169. Not in Adams or BM-STC Italian. Not in Schweiger.