Book/Printed Material Ortenburg Armorial. Ortenburger Wappenbuch

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Title

  • Ortenburg Armorial.

Other Title

  • Ortenburger Wappenbuch

Summary

  • This armorial was probably written and illuminated by different hands in Bavaria between 1466 and 1473. It contains heraldic devices of the Quaternions (Groups of Four, each representing different social groups of the Holy Roman Empire). It also illustrates the crests of (mostly) Bavarian princes, noblemen, territories, bishoprics, and prince-bishops. Despite its somewhat crude execution, it is a valuable resource for the heraldry of Southern Germany towards the end of the 15th century. By 1534 the manuscript had come into the possession of the counts of Ortenburg, near Passau; there, heraldic devices of the Ortenburg family and their ancestors were added. It remained with the family until 1953, when it was sold to the Bavarian State Library, where it is preserved.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1466 to 1473]

Headings

  • -  Germany--Bavaria
  • -  1466 to 1473
  • -  Devices (Heraldry)
  • -  Holy Roman Empire
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Kings and rulers
  • -  Nobility

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB Shelfmark: Cod.icon. 308 u"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 240 sheets, paper : illustrations ; 16 x 11.5 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in German.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667778

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Ortenburg Armorial. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1473, 1466] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667778/.

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(1466) Ortenburg Armorial. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1473] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667778/.

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Ortenburg Armorial. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1473, 1466] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667778/>.