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    The earliest known printed book with illustrations by a woman.
In the bottom right corner you’ll see her initials - ‘G.A.P’ - that’s Geronima Parasole. “a Roman artist, cousin of Isabetta Parasole, who was with Vinciolo and Cesare Vecellio the most important lace designer of the late 16th century. Apart from Geronima’s contribution to the present work, only a few woodcuts by her after designs of Antonio Tempesta are known [The Battle of the Centaursis one]. It seems very likely that this is the earliest known book in which illustrations by a woman are found. In the sixteenth century only 35 women are known to have been artists and according to our researches Geronima and Isabetta Parasole were the only women who contributed to book illustration in the period.” (My Gracious Silence, No. 130)
The work itself is a book on Roman coins throughout Europe by Spanish scholar and Archbishop of Tarragona, Antonio Agostini. (Rome, appresso Guglielmo Faciotto, 1592).

    The earliest known printed book with illustrations by a woman.

    In the bottom right corner you’ll see her initials - ‘G.A.P’ - that’s Geronima Parasole. “a Roman artist, cousin of Isabetta Parasole, who was with Vinciolo and Cesare Vecellio the most important lace designer of the late 16th century. Apart from Geronima’s contribution to the present work, only a few woodcuts by her after designs of Antonio Tempesta are known [The Battle of the Centaursis one]. It seems very likely that this is the earliest known book in which illustrations by a woman are found. In the sixteenth century only 35 women are known to have been artists and according to our researches Geronima and Isabetta Parasole were the only women who contributed to book illustration in the period.” (My Gracious Silence, No. 130)

    The work itself is a book on Roman coins throughout Europe by Spanish scholar and Archbishop of Tarragona, Antonio Agostini. (Rome, appresso Guglielmo Faciotto, 1592).

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