- Museum number
Siegmund von Herberstein, "[Rerum Moscoviticarum commentarii] Moscoutier wunderbare Historien...Erstlich durch...Sigmunden Freyherren zu[o] Herberstein...zu[o] latein beschriben: Jetz... durch Heinrich Pantaleon...verteütschet" (Basle, Nikolaus Brylinger, Heirs, and Marx Russinger) 1567; containing woodcuts by an unknown artist, including 2 fold-out maps of Muscovy with decorative borders, a double-page map of the city of Moscow, a dedicatory portrait of the Grand Prince of Moscow printed on the verso of the titlepage, and Brylinger's device on the titlepage showing three lions with one holding up an hour glass. Bound in red at the BM bindery with 246 pages of letterpress text and an index.
- Production date
Height: 298 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Height: 298 millimetres (approx. sheet size of fold-out maps)
Width: 185 millimetres
Width: 395 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to David Paisey, "Catalogue of German Printed Books to 1900", the illustrations, by unknown artists, were first published in the Latin edition of 1556 (Basle, Oporinus); some, including a map, derived from Augustin Hirsfogel.
The index is misbound.
Colophon: "Getruckt zu[o] Basel bey Niclauß Brillinger erben vnnd Marx Russinger. 1567"
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Moscoutier wunderbare Historien
Associated Title: Rerum Moscoviticarum commentarii
- Acquisition date
- 1851 (Originally purchased 1851,0410.)
- Acquisition notes
- At the end of the volume is a readership inscription of SSE, dated 1582.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number