Facsimile edition of 2001 of the so-called “Cristoph Weiditz Costume Codex” of 1529, the original of which is preserved in the Germanic National Museum in Nuremberg, sign Hs 22474.
The codex is a unique copy made in pen with ink and wash on a trip through Europe (including Spain) by Christoph Weiditz (ca. 1500-1559). Regarding our country, it includes drawings of noblemen, merchants, peasants, shepherds and mendicants. It is the oldest manuscript on clothing and customs in History, the one made in Strasbourg by the German Cristoph Weiditz as a result of the trip he made to the imperial court of Charles V in Spain, back in 1529. More than 150 exquisite prints adorn this extremely rare piece of the first German Renaissance, dedicated mostly to portraying the people of a Spain that was on its way to becoming the center of the world. Majestic illustrations of great artistic richness and magnificent colors with gold and silver enhancements, pen and illustration of costumes belonging to all the typical popular ranges and scenes of public and private life from all over Europe with a clear Spanish role.
Numbered edition with notarial certificate and limited to 980 copies. Handmade leather binding on board with gold on the spine, 17 x 21 cm format. 308 pages.
Facsimile accompanied by the corresponding historical-scientific study book, half-leather bound, with texts by José Luis Casado Soto (1945-2014) and Carlos Soler d’Hyver.
Both presented in a cover-case for better conservation.
Complete copy and in perfect condition.
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