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Album Amicorum of Johann Hupffer

Reference code
Album Amicorum of Johann Hupffer
mostly 1605-1654
Level of description
Extent and format
ff. i + 205.
Small quarto.
Leather binding, brown, gilt-tooled. ‘Ex Bibliotheca L.M.Koehler Solisb.Palat.' (Leopold Magnus Koehler, see MSS/0436), fol. 1.
Scope and content
Album of Johann Hupffer who is described in several entries as 'Konigsteinensis Palatinus' (Königstein, Bavaria, in the Upper Palatinate); mostly 1605-54 (fol. 163v), with a few items of earlier date stuck in, e.g. arms of Georg Friedrich Holler, Jena, 1573, fol. 40. According to entries in the album Hupffer held teaching posts at Pattensen (near Hildesheim), Neuburg on the Danube (as Cantor) and as Rector of the Gymnasium at Weissenburg (Bavaria). A fine collection containing many autographs of scholars and a few members of the nobility, e.g. the Pfalzgraf Johann Friedrich, 1631, fol. 3. An entry by Johann Hupffer's son, Johann, aged thirteen, 1634, fol. 12, is accompanied by a note by his father recording his death from the plague in Weissenburg, 24 Sept. 1635. Entries are mainly Latin epigrams, etc., or quotations from the classics and theology. Among the more unusual items are:- Extracts from a German religious poem, beg. 'Baldt ist verfinstert ganz die Welt', accompanied by blue wash paintings of emblems, etc. (fols. 20v-2v, 24-5, 44v-5); several musical entries mostly consisting of short fugues or canons, e.g. by Seth Calvisius (cantor of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig, 1594), 1605, fol. 96v, and by Nicolaus Zangius (Kapellmeister at Berlin, 1612), n.d., fol. 120; items written by foot by Thomas Schweicker of Hall, 1593, stuck on fols. 104v-5; a double-headed eagle formed by lines of German text written in a minute hand by Clemens Timendorphius of Hanover, 1610 (see fol. 106), fol. 105v. Engravings from several series stuck in throughout including works by Heinrich Ullrich and A.Vallee.
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Mostly Latin and German, but includes some Greek and Hebrew.