Book/Printed Material The Heroic Life of Sir Theuerdank. Die geuerlicheiten vnd einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen vnd hochberümbten helds vnd Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs
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- The Heroic Life of Sir Theuerdank.
- Die geuerlicheiten vnd einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen vnd hochberümbten helds vnd Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs
- Among the many endeavors undertaken by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459--1519) to further his legacy was his plan of an epic retelling of his own life story in the form of several works. Of these, only Die geuerlicheiten vnd einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen vnd hochberümbten helds vnd Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs (The heroic life of Sir Theuerdank) was finished. Johann Schönsperger, a printer in Nuremberg, did the first, very small print run in 1517, to be delivered to other princes and sovereigns after the Emperor's death. Written by Melchior Pfintzing based on material provided by Emperor Maximilian, the Theuerdank tells the adventures of Sir Theuerdank (Maximilian) who, while travelling to his bride, the beautiful Lady Ernreich (Mary of Burgundy), has to face and overcome 80 obstacles. Each of the 118 chapters is decorated by a xylograph (wood engraving). The preparatory drawings for the xylographs were created by the artists Leonhard Beck, Hans Schäufelein, and Hans Burgkmair the Elder. The black-letter type of the Theuerdank, designed by calligrapher Vinzenz Rockner, was to become very influential for the development of German typography.
- Beck, Leonhard, circa 1480-1542 Artist.
- Burgkmair, Hans, 1473-1531 Artist.
- Pfinzing, Melchior, 1481-1535 Author.
- Rockner, Vinzenz Type Designer.
- Schäufelein, Hans, circa 1480-circa 1539 Artist.
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- Nuremberg : Johann Schönsperger, 1517.
- - 1459 to 1517
- - Block printing
- - Holy Roman Empire
- - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, 1459-1519
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - "BSB Shelfmark: Rar. 325 a"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
- - Original resource extent: 290 unnumbered sheets : illustrations.
- - 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.
- 1 online resource.
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Beck, Leonhard, Circa Artist, Hans Burgkmair, Melchior Pfinzing, Vinzenz Type Designer Rockner, and Hans Schäufelein. The Heroic Life of Sir Theuerdank. Nuremberg: Johann Schönsperger, 1517. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667794/.
APA citation style:
Beck, L., Burgkmair, H., Pfinzing, M., Rockner, V. T. D. & Schäufelein, H. (1517) The Heroic Life of Sir Theuerdank. Nuremberg: Johann Schönsperger. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667794/.
MLA citation style:
Beck, Leonhard, Circa Artist, et al. The Heroic Life of Sir Theuerdank. Nuremberg: Johann Schönsperger, 1517. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667794/>.