Heinrich de Meibom - Maecenas - 1653

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Heinrich de Meibom - Maecenas - 1653
Geschiedenis, Wapenkunde - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Beautiful Elzevier edition in a nearly square format.
First edition of this unusual work on Maecenas by the German scholar and physician Johann Heinrich de Meibom who "collected all that was found in antiquity about Maecenas".

Printed in Leiden by J&D Elzevier, with the effigy of Maecenas on the carved title page. Several passages in Greek. Beautiful reproductions of Medals on the inside pages.
Willems 731. Rahir: Elzevier, 734.

Bound With: C. Pedonis Albinovani, In obitum C. Cilnii Mæcenatis, elegiæ dvæ: recenistiæ & notis illustratæ a Joan. Henrico Meibomio.

Heinrich Meibom (1590–1655) was a German physician, professor of medicine, historian and scholar. Meibom has written about 57 medical treatises and is known for several scientific discoveries.

Gaius Cilnius Maecenas - whose name has become synonymous with protector and financier of the arts - (Arezzo, 68 BC – 8 BC) was an influential advisor and ally of Emperor Augustus.
He was also an important protector of the new generation of Augustan poets, including Horace, Varius Rufus and Virgil. During Augustus’ reign, Maecenas served as de facto minister of culture, but despite the accumulated wealth and power he chose not to be part of the Capitoline Senate, preferring to remain of equestrian rank.

Full brown calfskin antique binding, spine decorated with raised bands with fleurons and gold toooling, small abrasions. Pp. 6 sgg., 186 pages, 4 sgg., 11, [7].
Engraved portrait of Maecenas on the title page, small owner’s signature and numerous typographical ornaments. A fresh copy, meticulously printed on white paper, very clean.

Full title:
Joannis Henrici Meibomii Mæcenas, sive De C. Cilnii Mæcenatis vita, moribus & rebus gestis, liber singularis: Accessit C. Pedonis Albinovani Mæcenati scriptum Epicedium, notis illustratum.
Johann Heinrich Meibom
Lugduni Batavorum (Leida)
apud Johannem & Danielem Elsevier. 1653 - 197 pages.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Geschiedenis, Wapenkunde
Auteur/ Illustrator
Heinrich de Meibom
Boektitel
Maecenas
Staat
Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1653
Taal
Latijn
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Lugduni Batavorum (Leida), apud Johannem & Danielem Elsevier
Band
Leder
Aantal pagina‘s.
214
Afmetingen
219×173 mm
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