Geronima Parasole (died 1622)

This study of coins, here published in Italian for the first time in 1592, contains more than 1,200 woodcuts. Some of the large woodcuts such as the one shown here, bear the monogram G.A.P, attributed to Geronima Parasole. She was a Roman woodblock cutter and engraver who seems to have been born into an artistic family. As far as we know, this was the first printed book to have contained illustrations by a woman.