Bucolica et Georgica argumentis, explicationibus, et notis illustrata. A Ioanne Ludovico de la Cerda Toletano e Societate Iesu

Autore: VERGILIUS MARO, Publius (70-19 a.C.)-CERDA, Juan Luis de la (1560-1643)

Tipografo: Paltheniano (Zacharias Palthenius)

Dati tipografici: [Frankfurt a.M.], [1608]

Folio (327x200 mm). [64], 565, [19] pp. The last leaf is a blank. Nice architectural title page engraved by Georg Keller (1568-1634), which shows on top the arms of the Society of Jesus, on sides the portraits of Vergil, Apollo, Theocritus and Hesiod, and at the bottom a view of the city of Frankfurt. The publishing date is presumed from the dedicatory letter addressed by De la Cerda to the Count of Salina and dated Madrid, 9 June 1608. 18th-century half calf, richly gilt spine with five raised bands and morocco lettering piece, marbled edges (worn and rubbed). Slightly uniformly browned. A good copy.


Rare reprint of the 1608 Madrid first edition of Vergil's Bucolics and Eclogues with the commentary of the Spanish Jesuit Juan Luis de la Cerda, professor of eloquence for over 50 years in Murcia, Oropesa and Madrid. Between 1612 and 1617 he published in Madrid also a two-volume commentary on the Aeneid. Both commentaries enjoyed a large success and were reprinted several times all over Europe (cf. De Backer-Sommervogel, II, coll. 984-986).

The present edition is not quoted in De Backer-Sommervogel and Schweiger.


VD17, 3:314921D.