|Related Names:||Jacob von Strassburg. , I. S. , S., I. H. S. , H. I. I. S. , I. H. I. S. , Plannck, Stephan 15th cent.|
[Rome : Stephan Planck, 1499?]
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Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages > Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages / Italy > Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages / Italy / Rome.
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Woodcuts > Woodcuts / Italy > Woodcuts / Italy / 1499.
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"Two distinct guidebooks for pilgrims are known under this name: 1. The Mirabilia Romae proper ...a short description of Roman antiquities [this work]. 2. A text variously designated as Indulgentiae ecclesiarum urbis Romae, Historia et descriptio urbis Romae, Memorabilia urbis Romae, containing an outline of the history of Rome ..., an account of its churches with their indulgences, relics, ... stations. These two guidebooks were sometimes published together. The Mirabilia Romae proper is entered under this name in L.C. catalogs; the other ...under: Indulgentiae ecclesiarum urbis Romae."--N.U.C., pre-56.
Nagler suggests that the I.S. represents Jacob [i.e. Iacobus] of Strassburg; the H.I./I.H. remains unidentified.
Illustrations: woodcut on t.p. depicting kneeling Rhea Silvia with city in background and, below, the wolf with Romulus and Remus, all within a white on black border of Roman symbols and floral ornament. For reproductions of similar cuts, cf. Sander, fig. 779-780. The initials I.H.I.S. (or possibly H. I. and I. S.) appear centered on a scroll in the lower portion of the border.
Gothic type, with one initial; without catchwords, foliation or signature marks.
Leaf 1(b): Mirabilia Rome vrbis. MUrus vrbis habet trecẽtas sexagin-ta et vnã turres. Propugnacula sex milia & nonaginta:&.xxii.milia porticularia. In circuitu vero sunt. & xxii exceptis transtiberim & ciuitate leonia:& porticu Sancti Petri:vbi sunt.xx.miliaria. In 7 lines. 23 line pages follow to p.  with 17 lines ending: Et est ecclesia fratrum minorum &c. and "Finis", 18th line.
Woodcut t.p. with border containing at bottom initials H.I.I.S. (or, I.H.I.S.)
 p. :
ill. (woodcuts) ;
14 cm. (8vo)
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