Manuscripts, preserved in the Library of the Monastery of El Escorial, contain a representation of the world from biblical principles to the present half of the sixteenth century, from a chronological and historical perspective. Dedicated to King Philip II, they were performed on 1547 as a gift of Cardinal Otto Truchsess of Augsburg von Waldburg and delivered to Prince Philip on February 24, 1549, anniversary of the emperor, in the Augsburg Bishop’s Palace. 3 manuscripts, “high-cost, multi silver ornaments and magnificent illustrations and writings” were in a box to protect them and constitute a real gem of the German Renaissance.
The 3 volumes of genealogical and heraldic History of emperors, kings and nobles of Europe belonged to the personal library of Philip II. All text is written in Latin with translation into German, facing both languages in straight lines and folios.
Special facsimile edition of the 3 leather-bound codices on carved wood and dry, large format and weight, tape guide and 2 closures. Accompanied by 2 books study.
Volume I: “From the beginning and origin of the empires that have occurred since Adam, with the Roman Emperors until King Ferdinand I of Austria, with the officers of the Empire”
Volume II: “Principle and succession of kingdoms and kings and other States and Lordships of Christianity, with the insignia of them”
Volume III: “The nobility and origin of the weapons and badges tournaments and coats of arms of the Princes and lords of Germany and other nations”
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