Monday, November 4, 2013

Another Cool On-Line Armorial

I've said before, as I find new websites or books or whatever of special interest to heraldry enthusiasts, I will remark upon it here, and often will add a link to it on this blog.

Well, I've recently run across another cool armorial.  This one is Das Sächsische Stammbuch - Mscr.Dresd.R.3 (dated 1546).

One of the things that's really nice about this old armorial is that not only can you peruse its pages on-line, which is great enough, but there's a link (on the right of the page under "Werkzeugkasten", Engl. "toolbox") that will let you download a .pdf copy of the entire manuscript to your computer, allowing you to review, research, and generally scroll through its pages without the necessity of an internet connection.  (Something that I like a lot, as I don't always have a decent wired or wireless connection to the internet everywhere I happen to be.)

There's also an inset on the left-hand side of the page that gives a transcription of the Latin headings of each page, whether of the geographical entities or, later in the book, individuals whose full-length depictions are shown with their coats of arms.

Anyway, feel free to check out this wonderful work of art for yourself.  The URL for it is

And, yes, I've added this manuscript to the "Some Good On-Line Armorials" section in the left-hand column here.


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