Hubert Goltzius (1526-1583).
Goltzius' Beautiful Roman Coins.
Icones imperatorvm romanorvm, ex priscis numismatibus ad viuum delineatae, & breui narratione historicâ . Antwerp, 1645. A reprint, with new woodblocks, of Goltzius's 1557 Latin edition, with an added suite of ten medallion portraits of the Austrian emperors from Albrecht II through Ferdinand III, the Holy Roman emperor at the time of publication. A splendid collection of some 153 plates in chiaroscuro of accurately delinated coins of the Roman Emperors. The woodcuts in burnt orange with a black border are distinctive and unique in execution being the first use of chiaroscuro woodcuts for book illustration.
Print: 14¼" x 9"