Language: German ; Latin.
Date: 17th c.
Place of creation: Unknown [Austria?].
Physical description: Paper, 57 leaves, [9 blank leaves] ; 20 x 16 cm.
Summary: A book of 67 coats-of-arms, accompanied by the names and brief histories of the bearers and descriptions of the shields. The majority of the book (ff. 1-54 r.) is written in German in a single hand, and was probably done during the first half of the 17th c. ; the final 4 leaves (ff. 54 r.-57 r.), written in Latin in a different hand, were likely added during the second half of the 17th c. A single line in a third hand in the upper margin of f. 57 r. was probably inserted in the mid-18th c. The Armorial may be Austrian, cf. Sigismundus Franciscus archidux Austriae [Erzherzog Sigismund Franz (1663-65)], f. 55.
Note: 4to. Bound in undecorated vellum over paper boards ; front fly-leaf detached, as is f. 7 (numbered 9-10). Volume is numbered by the coat-of-arms rather than by the physical number of pages or leaves. Includes 67 hand-colored coats-of-arms, each 7 x 8 cm. Manuscript written in dark brown ink in 2 hands, ff. 1-54 in German in a single hand, ff. 54-57 in Latin in a different hand ; f. 57 r. includes a single line written in a third hand ; text block delimited by ruled box. History of Brandeis’s acquisition of the volume unknown ; possibly the gift of Philip D. Sang.
Call #: Manus 26