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Arms of noble families of Nuremberg

Reference code
Arms of noble families of Nuremberg
1610, with later additions
19th century notes
Level of description
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.
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Archival history
Exhibited by Sir A. W. Franks, 11 Jan. 1894 (see MSS/0365).