May Armorials Update

Thirty new armorials have been added, bringing the total up to 545.

Highlights start with Wriothesley heraldic collections, volume II, c. 1530 English (London, British Library, Add MS 45132). Many examples of standards, plus a bunch of shields at the end.

Wriothesley heraldic collections, volume II, c. 1530 English (London, British Library, Add MS 45132)

From c. 1460 Germany, we have Donaueschinger Wappenbuch (Badische Landesbibliothek, Cod. Donaueschingen 496). The manuscript is heavily damaged, but the artwork is very nice; everything is drawn in a simple, sketch-like style, but with a lot of precision and care.

Donaueschinger Wappenbuch, c. 1460 German (Badische Landesbibliothek, Cod. Donaueschingen 496)

There’s also Wappenbuch, 16th C Czech (Knihovna Národního muzea v Praze, Ms a 20), which is over 1000 pages, and appears to be at least 4 separate armorials bound together.

Wappenbuch, 16th C Czech (Knihovna Národního muzea v Praze, Ms a 20)

There’s also a Wappenbuch from c. 1567 Germany (Klagenfurt, Kärntner Landesarchiv, Geschichtsverein, Cod. 5/29), which has some lovely artwork (but is unfortunately rather exuberantly watermarked by the digitizing museum).

Wappenbuch, c. 1567 German (Klagenfurt, Kärntner Landesarchiv, Geschichtsverein, Cod. 5/29)

And in the ‘Treatises’ category, there’s Manieres d’armóiries, 16th C Spanish (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MSS 1467), which is weird even by treatise standards, but also has some beautiful artwork.

Manieres d’armóiries, 16th C Spanish (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MSS 1467)

Here is the full list of added items:

England

  • Wriothesley heraldic collections, volume II, c. 1530 English (London, British Library, Add MS 45132)
  • Coats of arms of Scottish nobility, 4th quarter of the 16th C English (London, British Library, Harley MS 115)

France

  • Description de la vie et généalogie des seigneurs du pays de Clèves, 16th C French (France, Chantilly, Musée Condé, Bibliothèque, Ms. 791)
  • Extraicts d’aulcunes sépultures et verrières anciennes et modernes, 15th-16th C French (France, Chantilly, Musée Condé, Bibliothèque, Ms. 785)

Germany and Eastern Europe

  • Necrologium Minor Ratisponensium, 15th C German (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Clm 1004)
  • Donaueschinger Wappenbuch, c. 1460 German (Badische Landesbibliothek, Cod. Donaueschingen 496)
  • Wappenbuch, 16th C Czech (Knihovna Národního muzea v Praze, Ms a 20)
    • Over 1000 pages – appears to be at least 4 separate armorials bound together.
  • Wappenbuch Simon Haendel’s, 2nd half of 16th C Czech (Vědecká knihovna v Olomouci, M I 472)
  • Pappenheim, Matthäus von: De origine et familia, 1554 German (Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek — 2 Gen 48)
  • Ehrenspiegel des Hauses Österreich (Buch I – VI), 1555 German (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Cgm 895)
  • Augspurgisches Geschlechterbuch, c. 1558 German (Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek — Rar 114)
  • Francolin, Hans von: Weyland Kaysers Ferdinandi, c. 1560 German (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Res/Herald. 209 w)
  • Explicatio Salzburgensis, 1560 German (Diözesanarchiv St. Pölten, Hs 88)
  • Egerische Chronik, 1560-1600 German (Prague, Knihovna Národního muzea, VI F 43)
  • Wappenbuch, c. 1567 German (Klagenfurt, Kärntner Landesarchiv, Geschichtsverein, Cod. 5/29)
  • Große Schweizer Chronik, 1576 Swiss (Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Sal. X,1)
  • Gniazdo cnoty zkąd Herby Rycerstwa, 1578 Polish (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Hbost/Es 132)
  • Rüxner, Georg: Thurnierbuch, 1578 German (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Res/2 Herald. 43)
  • Baßler-Chronik, 1580 Swiss (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Res/2 Helv. 170)
  • Hoffmann, Elias: Stamm vnd Wappenbüchlein, 1592 German (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Res/Herald. 209 x)
  • Oldenburgisch Chronicon, 1599 German (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — 2 Germ.sp. 69)
  • (München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek — Herald. 139-1, 139-2)

Italy

  • Recueil de documents relatifs à l’histoire de Venise, 16th C Italian (France, Chantilly, Musée Condé, Bibliothèque, Ms. 802)
  • Armoriaux vénitiens, 1530-1600 Italian (France, Archives Nationales, AB/XIX/3197)

Friendship Albums

  • 1575-1607: Thomas Lang (Prague, Královská kanonie premonstrátů na Strahově, DG IV 16)
  • 1581-1588: Joh. Wolfgang Schwarzdorfer (München, BSB Cgm 3291)
  • 1585-1627: Unknown (Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod.hist.oct.68)
  • 1592-1605: Přibíka Jeníška z Újezda (Národní knihovna České republiky, I.H.14)
  • 1598-1606: Adam Pusch, Breslau (München, BSB Cgm 8349)

Treatises

  • Manieres d’armóiries, 16th C Spanish (Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MSS 1467)

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