Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum
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Promptuarii Iconum Insigniorum
An image in Promptuarium Iconum Insigniorum depicting Eleazar
Illustration of Terah in Promptuarium Iconum Insigniorum

Promptuarium Iconum Insigniorum (full title: Prima pars Promptuarii iconum insigniorum à seculo hominum, subiectis eorum vitis, per compendium ex probatissimis autoribus desumptis; About this soundpronunciation ) is an iconography book by Guillaume Rouillé.


It was published in Lyon, France, in 1553. The work includes portraits designed as medals, and brief biographies of many notable figures. Although Julian Sharman, author of The Library of Mary Queen of Scots, judges the work to be "not one of much numismatic interest",[1] he notes that, "This work has been pronounced to be one of the marvels of early wood-engraving."[2] The book includes a total of 950 woodcut portraits. Many of the figures portrayed are of English origin.[3] The images begin with Adam and Eve. In the preface, the publisher praises the work.[4]

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  1. ^ Sharman, p. 153.
  2. ^ Sharman, p. 152.
  3. ^ Stark, p. 118. "Promptuarii Iconum insigniorum a Seculo Hominum, with 950 fine woodcut medallion portraits (many English)."
  4. ^ "Abhandlungen Der Königlich Preussischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Classe.", p. 3. "I. In der Prima pars promptuarii iconum insigniorum a seculo hominum, subiectis eorum vitis, per compendium ex probatissimis autoribus desumptis. Lugduni, apud Gulielmum Rovillium 15 5 3 beginnt die Reihe der kleinen münzenartig gezeichneten Holzschnittbildchen mit Adam, neben den zunächst Eva gestellt ist. In der Vorrede rühmt der Verleger den Nutzen seines Werkes, und sein Latein mit einigen griechischen, freilich nicht immer in ganz richtiger Gestalt erscheinenden Zieraten schmückend, bemerkt er..."


  • "Abhandlungen Der Königlich Preussischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Classe." Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1908.
  • Sharman, Julian. The library of Mary Queen of Scots. E. Stock, 1889.
  • Stark, John Mozeley. A Catalogue of Foreign and English Theology ...: A Collection of Aristotelic, Scotist, Thomist, and Other Writers from the Twelfth to Eighteenth Century ... Specimens of Early Typography ... and a Few Miscellaneous Works .... J.M. Stark, 1871.

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