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Nuremberg. Arms of noble families

Reference code
MSS/0376
Title
Nuremberg. Arms of noble families
Date
1610, with later additions
19th century notes
Level of description
Item
Extent and format
ff.iii + 167. Small folio. Brown pasteboard cover. Notes, German, conc. the number of plates, 19th century, and the reference 'Mo 180', fol. ii verso.
Scope and content
Geschlecht Buch der Heiligen Reichs Stat Nürnberg ... (by Johann Kaler, Nuremberg, 1610). Two sets of engraved plates, one hand- coloured, from the publication by Kaler of the arms of noble families of Nuremberg from whom the council (Rath) had been chosen during the previous 300 years. Each family is represented by a figure in 16th-century costume bearing a shield. Two duplicate uncoloured plates, with blank shields, assigned to the Ahl and Altroser families, fols. 1,2, are assigned to different families at fols. 84,88. Tetzel family, fol. 145, lacks one plate. MS notes, German, on the history of each family, on the versos of the coloured plates. The plates are bound in alphabetical order of families.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/376
Archival history
Exhibited by Sir A. W. Franks, 11 Jan. 1894 (see MSS/0365).
Language
German