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Adam Henricpetri (pseud.), "General Historien Der aller Nam[m]hafftigsten vnnd Fürnembsten Geschichten...so sich..vom jar M.D.LV. ... zu[o]getragen...zu[o]sam[m]en gebracht" (Basel, Sebastian Henricpetri) 1577; containing various woodcuts illustrating the history of the reigns of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and his brother Ferdinand, including woodblock portraits, topographical views, military processions, decorative initial letters and tailpieces printed throughout the text, 2 fold-out prints showing plans and aerial views of battles and encampments, a woodcut printed across two pages showing an allegorical ship of Charles V's noble deeds, and a woodcut printed across two pages showing the Spanish Inquisition. Bound with titlepage printed in red and black and 615 pages of letterpress.
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Height: 305 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Height: 380 millimetres (fold-out map of Turkish army in Hungary)
Width: 195 millimetres
Width: 470 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to a note by Campbell Dodgson on the flyleaf (April 1915), a portrait of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, was removed from this volume and placed in the main Portrait Series (see 1863,0418.250).
Colophon: "Getruckt zu Basel, durch Sebastian Hericpetri".
With printer's device on the final page, showing a hammer striking an anvil in decorative oval.
Woodcuts at pp. 246 and 324 bear monograms "MB" and "GS" respectively.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Ottoman-Habsburg Wars
- Associated titles
Associated Title: General Historien Der aller Nam[m]hafftigsten vnnd Fürnembsten Geschichten
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Inscription of previous owner on flyleaf?
- Prints and Drawings
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