October Armorials Update

I’ve just added over 20 new armorials. The full list is at the end of this post, but first some highlights.

In the ‘Great Britain and Ireland’ section there are a couple new ordinaries: Thomas Jenyn’s Book (early 16th C) and a manuscript from the University of Victoria from c. 1580.

Thomas Jenyn’s Book
University of Victoria Library, Ms.Brown.Eng.2

Also added to that section are a bunch of nice resources from the National Library of Ireland, including English, Scotish, and Irish armory.

National Library of Ireland, Department of Manuscripts, GO MS 57

I’m happy to add a few new resources to the ‘Italy’ section, including the mid-15th C Stemmario Trivulziano, and a collection from around 1605.

Stemmario Trivulziano (Milan, Biblioteca Trivulziana, Cod.Triv. 1390)
Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, alfa. t. 4. 12

There are also two armorials from the 1st half of the 15th C from the Low Countries.

Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België ms. II 6567
Brussels, Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België ms. II 6570

I’ve added a new section, Southeast Europe, for the Korjenić-Neorić Armorial from 1595, as it really didn’t fit in any of the other sections.

Zagreb, Nacionalna i sveučilišna knjižnica u Zagrebu

Some items have been moved around as I refine their dates or locations. One armorial, Koloriertes Wappenbuch, which had been labeled by the hosting library as 16th C, turns out to date from 1637 or later – it’s dedicated to Ferdinand III, which is a giveaway. Despite being well past the roughly 1600 cut-off date I use for curating this collection I’ve left it in at the end of the ‘Germany’ section, as it really is a lovely armorial.

Full List of Additions:

Great Britain and Ireland




Low Countries


Southeast Europe

Alba Amicora

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