Author: Cluverii Philippi, 1580 - 1622
Title: Germaniae antiquae libri tres. Opus post omnium curas elaboratissimum tabulis geographicis, et imaginibus, priscum Germanorum cultum moresque referentibus, exornatum. Adjectse sunt Vindelicia et Noricum, ejusdem auctoris. Germanise antiquae libri tres.
Title in English: Three Books on Ancient Germania. A Work Crafted Elaborately and With All Necessary Care, Beautified by Geographical Tables and Images Depicting the Ancient Life and Customs of the Germanic Peoples. With an Addition of Vindelicia and Noricum by the Same Author. Three Books on Ancient Germania.
Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1616; 2°
Format: Folio. Engr. title,+ (41),+ (blank),+ 400 pp,+ 2 double page engr. maps,+ 26 engr. plates, of which 4 double page; 203 pp,+ 4 engr. double page maps; 230, +(2, blanks) pp.+ 4 engr. double page maps; 36,+ (18) pp.+ 1 engr. doubl page map.
Binding: contemporary pig skin binding, the spine with five raised bands and blind stamped boards.
Ex libris: From the library of Christopher Henrik Braad, with his signature on the title, and from the library at Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde.
The famous Ericsberg’s Castle library was amased in the period 1843-1913 by two generations of the baronial Bonde family, and became “one of the biggest and most valuable individual collections in Sweden”. (Carlander, Svenska bibliotek och exlibris, 1896-1904).
Three Books on Ancient Germania by Prussian historian, geographer, and cartographer Philipp Clüver (1580–1622) includes a description of Aesti tribes.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 453.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 452-453.
Exhibitions: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books", September 3, 2018 – October 21, 2018.