Marci Velseri Matthaei F. Ant. N. Patricii. Aug. Vind. Rerum Augusta Nar. Vindelicar. Libri Octo.
Venice: [Aldus the Younger],
A history of the ancient Roman province of Vindelicia, which covered an area stretching from modern-day northern Switzerland to southern Germany. Its ancient capital of Augusta Vindelicorum became Augsburg. Markus Welser (1558–1614) was a member of a prominent and long-standing Augsburg family, and a correspondent of Galileo, Scaliger, Isaac Casaubon, and other humanists. He underwrote the costs of this book, one of the last publications of the Aldine Press. Displayed is a double page copperplate map of the Roman province of Vindelicia.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.