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Foreign arms

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Foreign arms
early 18th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 28. Octavo. Vellum. Signature, 'Le Coulletier', fol. i. Engraving of BVM by Herman Weyer (d. 1672), fol. ii. Very faint inscriptions on the covers.
Scope and content
Ink drawings of continental arms. The coats, fols. 8-28, are partly arranged as an ordinary. Mostly six coats per page (one cut out, fol. 27). No textual identifications but see J. C. de Guerra, Estudios de Heraldica Vasca (1928) for some similar coats. Prefaced by an unrelated Latin text, in a French hand, fols. 1-7v, headed 'Quaedam.. Ex variis manuscriptis Collecta..', consisting of notes on units of measurement, constellations, planets and prognostications from celestial bodies, the weather and animals.
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