6002. Horapollo's Selecta hieroglyphia 1606

HORAPOLLO. Hori Apollinis selecta hieroglyphica. Romae (apud Carolum Vulliettum) 1606.

Small 8:o (about 105x72 mm.). (3), 4-272 pp. Title with woodcut vignette, 184 emblematical woodcuts
Contemporary vellum, somewhat worn and soiled, black edges, lacks last endpaper. 1 leaf with tear. Some foxing, a few marginal annotations.

Horapollo (from Horus Apollo; Greek: ??ap?????) is the supposed author of a treatise, titled Hieroglyphica, Egyptian hieroglyphs, extant in a Greek translation by one Philippus, dating to about the 5th century.

From the library of Sven Höglind.