December Armorials Update

Over 30 new items have just been added!

First up we have a few Eastern European sources, 3 Polish, and 2 Czech:

  • Kurtzer Auszug der Preussischen Chronicken, 1567 Polish (Biblioteka Kórnicka, sygn.Cim.Qu.2549 ; Mf3525)
  • Tho iest wysławienie panow y paniąt ziem ruskich y podolskich, 1575 Polish (Biblioteka Kórnicka, sygn.Cim.Qu.2175)
  • Herby rycerstwa polskiego, 1584 Polish (Biblioteka Kórnicka, sygn.Cim.F.4210)
  • Zrdcadlo slavného Margrabstwii Morawského, 1593 Czech (Biblioteka Kórnicka, sygn.Cim.F.4051)
  • Herby morawskie, c. 1601-1650 Czech (Biblioteka Baworowskich we Lwowie, Rps 12602 III)
An arrow and a bird bolt in saltire, and a griffin atop a death’s head, both from Herby rycerstwa polskiego; and three nails transfixing a bend from Zrdcadlo slavného Margrabstwii Morawského.

Then we have 5 new sources from Italy: 3 Venetian, 1 Florentine, and one collection of civic arms.

  • Famiglie venete con le loro armi, 15th-16th C Italian (Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, alfa.o.3.5)
  • The Nobility of Venice, c. 1527-1600 (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Cappon.131)
  • The Priori of Florence, c. 1583-1595 Italian (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Banco rari. 22-23)
  • Italian civic arms, late 16th Italian (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, Cappugi. 200)
  • Famiglie venete con le loro armi, 16th-17th C Italian (Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, alfa.o.3.2)
The arms of the Venetian family Lese, from Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, alfa.o.3.5, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Cappon.131, and Biblioteca Estense Universitaria, alfa.o.3.2.
Three different arms of the Florentine family Peri, from The Priori of Florence.
The arms of the towns of Artimino, Barberino Val d’Elsa, and Casoli, from Italian civic arms.

The biggest expansion this month is to the Alba Amicorum section, with 23 new items:

  • 1559-1579: Michael Weihenmayer (Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 9)
  • 1561-1564: Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt (Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Bibliothek, Hs. 7202)
  • 1561-1571: Veit Seytz (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Ms. Rothschild IV.8.7)
  • 1567-1589: Daniel Hermann (Lund, Lund University Library)
  • 1574-1586: Nicolas Engelhardt (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Ms. Latin 18597)
  • 1574-1601: Christoph Prew (Prague, Knihovna královské kanonie premonstrátu na Strahove, DF II 27)
  • 1578: Johann Wissemann (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Ms. Latin 18598)
  • 1578-1599: Christoph Ulrich von Knöringen (Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 347)
  • 1580-1589: Bartholomäus Schachmann (Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Mscr. Dresd. App. 2505)
  • 1581-1592: Melchior Stegmann (Gießen, Universitätsbibliothek, Hs. 1216)
  • 1582-1588: Anton Weihenmayer (Nürnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Bibliothek, Hs. 123.725)
  • 1584-1595: Paul Baumgartner (Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 388)
  • 1585-1636: Jacob Pachmarius (Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 164)
  • 1587-1612: Johann Joachim Prack von Asch (Los Angeles, The Getty Research Institute, 2013.M.24)
  • 1587-1620: Johann Rentzel (Hamburg, Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky, Cod. Stammb. 46)
  • 1590-1591: Daniel Rindfleisch (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bibl. Rothschild V. 3369)
  • 1590-1597: Simon Händel (Olmütz (Olomouc), Vedecká knihovna, M I 472)
  • 1591-1600: Brtnicky von Valdstein (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. Ser. nov. 2607 Han)
  • 1593-1600: Nicolaus von Loß (Jena, Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek, Stb. 4)
  • 1595-1612, 1757: Lucas Fischer (Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 145)
  • 1597-1604: Sigismund Böham (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cgm 3297 a)
  • 1599-1610: Christoph Donauer (Private collection)
  • 1601-1604: Balthasar Frölich (Weimar, Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Stb 392)
A lion holding a flaming baton in its mouth (Veit Seytz, 1561), a crowded and grumpy bear (Christoph Ulrich von Knöringen, 1584), and winged heads keeping a secret (Johann Rentzel, 1593).
A swan with a pretzel (Simon Händel, 1590), a lark (Christoph Donauer, 1599), almost a whole suit of armor (Balthasar Frölich, 1604).

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