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Epitaphs. Collection of Latin epitaphs from church monuments

Reference code
MSS/0986
Title
Epitaphs. Collection of Latin epitaphs from church monuments
Date
mid 18th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; pp. 165. Quarto. Vellum.
Scope and content
Collection of Latin epitaphs from church monuments in the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, England, etc., compiled by Joannes van Beekhoven de Wind, MD (cf. front endpapers). Bound at the end of and supplementing Otto Aicher, Theatrum funebre (Salzburg, 1675). For the compiler see A. J. van der Aa, Biographisch Woordenboek der Niederlanden, 20 (1871), 301. Copied partly from printed sources (including (p. 159) Gent. Mag., May 1747, 239) but the many epitaphs from the Low Countries were probably mostly transcribed from the monuments; they include a number from Leeuwarden and Franeker in Friesland. The epitaphs from England are mostly from London, with some from Canterbury, Oxford, St Mary's Warwick, etc. The collection mainly relates to 16th-early 18th century epitaphs but includes a few medieval. Ends with an epitaph relating to the political situation in Poland, 'Epitaphium Polonae Libertatis' (p. 162). Index, pp. 163-5.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/986
Archival history
Incorporated from SAL.