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Coat of arms (device?) of Georg Anhalt III of Merseburg; 18 lines of letterpress Latin text underneath dated 1558, framed by two ornamental blocks; watermark: imperial orb surmounted by cross. 1558
Woodcut and letterpress
Height: 262 millimetres
Width: 159 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For other impressions, see Franks 1,58 (O'Dell 6b, with '1558' underneath) and 1908,0208.8 (without letterpress, bound in heraldic album).
Mistakenly identified as coat of arms of Melanchthon by Strauss. Likely author's device, not exlibris. Block was also printed without text (see above example) - possibly as exlibris, according to O'Dell.
Lit.: Helmut Claus, 'Einblattdrucke mit Texten Luthers und Melanchtons' Gutenberg-Jahrbuch vol. 93 (2018), no. 16.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1850 (with L.53 on verso (unidentified mark))
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