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, .
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.
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.
- Aantal boeken
- Geschiedenis, Wapenkunde
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Heinrich de Meibom
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Lugduni Batavorum (Leida), apud Johannem & Danielem Elsevier
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 219×173 mm