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1514 Leaf with Woodcut - Livy's History of Rome: Siege of Rome Battle Scene

By Livius (Livy) Titus / Johannes Schoeffer Workshop


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Romische Historie usz Tito Livio Gezogen: Mainz, 1514.

Fine medieval leaf with large woodcut & gothic type from Livius Titus (59 B.C.-17 A.D.) Romische Historie, translated from Latin into German and printed in Mainz by Johannes Schoeffer in 1514.

This edition was the most copiously illustrated book in early Mainz printing. First edition of these woodcuts reflected in their excellence and deep impression. Later hand color.

The Battle of the Trebia was the first major battle of the Second Punic War, fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and a Roman army under Sempronius Longus on 22 or 23 December 218 BC.

Condition: As shown, on paper in good condition with minor age toning and spotting to outer margins. Clean tear to lower margin of leaf and moderate thumbing/soiling to fore-edge. 28.6 x 20.1 cm.
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