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Drawing with human figures; text in German and Latin. Placemarkers.

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Drawing with human figures; text in German and Latin. Placemarkers.
Collection

Puch Exulis; Bellifortis.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1440 - 1460
Place: Germany
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 058
Topics
Sieges
Castles & palaces
Notes
Ownership: Bookplate ("Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis") of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1906). Purchased for Spencer Collection from H.P. Kraus and accessioned 1950.
Content: Dictionary Catalog. Library dossier.
Content: This manuscript was interleaved in the 16th century. Original ms. of this text survives in Gottingen, in a codex which Kyeser dedicated to King Rupert in 1405 (see notes in dossier).
Content: Up to 26 lines of writing (most pages have miniatures); no visible ruling. Gatherings of twelve.
Content: Paper
Content: 132 pen and ink drawings, colored and heighted with silver foil (now oxidized), some of which include human and animal figure
Content: Above drawings of weapons etc. 2- and 3-line red initials, rubrics, red slashes as placemarkers.
Content: Trans. is in early form of modern high German, from S. of river Main. Watermark similar to Briquet 6383, which is ca. 1410-15 and found in Italy/ Netherlands. Interleaves' watermarks date to the 16th or very early 17th c., from Prague & SE Austria.
Content: 1
Content: Earliest surviving treatise on war produced in Germany. This ms. has the original Latin (dactylic hexameter) and translation into German prose. Author called it #tBellifortis# but wrote it in exile, which explains the alternate title.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 907efdc0-c619-012f-2874-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1440: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Drawing with human figures; text in German and Latin. Placemarkers." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1440 - 1460. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ecac-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Drawing with human figures; text in German and Latin. Placemarkers." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 27, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ecac-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1440 - 1460). Drawing with human figures; text in German and Latin. Placemarkers. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ecac-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Drawing with human figures; text in German and Latin.  Placemarkers.