Historia […] De omnibus gothorum sveonumque regibus.
Roma, apud Ioannem Mariam de Viottis Permensem in Aedibus S. Birgittae, 1554 (colophon). Folio. (29,5 x 21,5 cms.) 60 pp. (incl. final blank) + 792 pp. (incl. final blank). Colophon on page 789. Full-page printer’s device on leaf E5v and on page 790, full-page woodcut map of Scandinavia on page 14, woodcut papal arms on title, numerous woodcuts in text.
Old or contemporary full vellum with ties, somewhat worn and soiled, rear joint cracked, manuscript title on spine. Title with a few scribbles in ink and deleted signature. Leaves D5 and 3u6 with tear in text without loss, text with a few marginal tears, occasional foxing and a few old marginal annotations, a few marginal dampstains. A dark 17th century marginal annotation visible through the paper.
Lindberg, Swedish Books, 17. Collijn 2:210-16. Adams M657. First edition of Johannes Magnus’ History, posthumously published by his brother Olaus Magnus. The variant dedicated to Pope Julius III. (The variant dedicated to dukes Erik, Johan, Magnus and Karl opens with an extra woodcut title.)
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