Conrad Peutinger, Reader of Inscriptions: A Note on the Rediscovery of His Copy of the Epigrammata Antiquae Urbis (Rome, 1521)

  • Gerard González Germain Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Keywords: Conrad Peutinger, antiquarianism, marginalia, antiquarian literature, Jacobus Mazochius


In this paper Conrad Peutinger’s copy of the Epigrammata Antiquae Urbis (Rome, Jacobus Mazochius, 1521) — which appeared listed in his 1523 library catalog, but was hitherto unknown — is identified as one of the two copies kept at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Peutinger’s marginal annotations in the volume are described and analyzed, and the book is contextualized within the antiquarian literature contained in his library. This case-study sheds new light on one aspect of Peutinger's antiquarianism, which has so far received little attention: his role as receptor, reader and annotator of antiquarian printed books.