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Custos (Dominicus), 1559/1560-1615
Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum, quae in familia natae, quaève in familiam transierunt, quot extant aere expressae imagines
Augsburg, Andreas Aperger, 1618. A collection of portraits of members of the mercantile and banking dynasty founded by Jakob Fugger (circa 1430-1518), each portrait accompanied by appropriate heraldic insignia, and displayed within an architectural or grotesque frame of impressive quality and size (platemarks 340 × 230 mm). On the versos of the portraits are printed brief genealogical notices apparently supplied by Marcus Henning (1561-circa 1622). The book has been long recognised as a valuable document for the history of costume, especially for women's clothing. Indeed, its most striking feature is the high proportion of women portrayed: nearly half of the portraits in this edition (sixty-two of 127) depict women, the wives and daughters of the Fuggers in nearly equal number.Custos, Dominicus Antwerp 1559/1560 - 1615 Augsburg Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum, quae in familia natae, quaève in familiam tran­sierunt, quot extant aere expressae imagines. Augsburg, Andreas Aperger, 1618 folio (430 × 285 mm), (130) ff., comprising: engraved title (with above text), signed Dominicus Custodis Ant.[verpianus] totius Operis deliniator, et sculptor Aug. Vindelicor. and dated (right) 1593 (letterpress on verso, subscribed by the publisher 'Augustae Vindelicorum [1618] quo ad genealogium Andrea Aperger typographo etiam navante operam'); leaf with letterpress headed 'Fuggerana insignia junctus Khierchpergensibus et Weissenhornianis' above an engraving of the Fugger insignia signed by Wolfgang Kilian (verso blank); 127 numbered portraits engraved by Custos, Wolfgang and Lukas Kilian impose … [Click Below for Full Description]
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