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 http://digital.slub-dresden.de/werkansicht/dlf/56803/12/cache.off
And, yes, I've added this manuscript to the "Some Good On-Line Armorials" section in the left-hand column here.