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Rudolf, von Ems (d. ca. 1254 ) (Author)


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1402
Place Term: Bavaria,Germany
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 038
Ownership : Unnumbered leaf bears legend: "Graff Torring-Grossfeld"; f.1 has stamped crest of "Graff Torring-Gutenzell." Must have come into this family (in Bavaria) between 1630 and 1800. Bought for Spencer, 1939, from Julius Hess.

Content : 1402

Content : 22-34 lines in two columns, ruled in brown ink. Catchwords and quire signatures visible. For collation see Salus, 109.

Content : 4:A, ff 1-152v; B, ff 153-236v-col a, 237-238v; C, f 236v-col b; D, ff 239-353v

Content : Date written at end of manuscript is 1402; this is confirmed by the watermark, which dates the paper to 1400-1403. By at least two artists.

Content : De Ricci, Supplement, 332. Salus article. Library dossier.

Content : Ms. is foliated 1-353. According to Salus the leaf before f.1 should also be numbered, with the total number of folios coming to 354. For convenience, the pencil foliations are used here.

Content : Nearly 300 watercolor drawings.

Content : Paper

Content : Poet Rudolf von Ems' "Weltchronik" is an incomplete, rhymed version of the Bible, with supplements from other sources. This ms. had as one exemplar either Heidelberg Cod. pal. germ. 146, or a copy. Covers Ehrismann lines 1416-7173, with some gaps.

Content: Red initials throughoutt; rubrics.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 9c466460-c629-012f-f621-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1402: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Weltchronik." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1402. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/943fd75e-ce0f-c1dd-e040-e00a18067f70

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Weltchronik." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 2, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/943fd75e-ce0f-c1dd-e040-e00a18067f70

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1402). Weltchronik. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/943fd75e-ce0f-c1dd-e040-e00a18067f70

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