Citation/reference: Brunet, IV, col. 414 ; Franken, D. Œuvre gravé des van de Passe, 1338
Content: Penultimate letter of first word of title represented by Greek character omega.
Content: The 8th plate has imprint "Coloniae Agrippin. Anno Domini 1604." Several other plates have Passe's Cologne imprint, one dated 1602.
Statement of responsibility: Engraved throughout by Crispijn van de Passe the Elder, including illustrated t.p. and dedication. In part after Maarten de Vos; several after the engraver's own designs. Others are copied from Hendrik Goltzius and others. For discussion and reproduction of all plates, cf. Veldman, Ilja M. Profit and pleasure : print books by Crispijn de Passe. Rotterdam, c2001. p. -84; figs. 114-249, p. 317-384.
Content: Verse legends derived from Ovid's Metamorphoses, by Johannes Posthius (58), Franciscus Estius (15) and others, chiefly "engraved in a calligraphic hand characteristic of Matthias Quad"; cf. Veldman. For transcription, identification of author where known, and English translation, cf. Veldman, p. 189-240.
Ownership: Jehan Gauvain (autograph on t.p); unidentified armorial bookplate (gules, a bend ermine), possibly of Gauvain.
Content: Binding: Half red morocco, gilt, and marbled paper boards, by Bruyère (signed on spine), i.e. Jean-Pierre Bruyère, of Lyon? Wanting the morocco corners.
Date: [i.e. 1602-1604?]
Statement of responsibility: per Crispianum Passaeum Zeelandum chalcographum
Extent:  leaves : all ill. ; 17 x 23 cm (4to)