- Museum number
Object: Admodvm Reverendis, Nobilibvs...
Object: Anweisung vnnd Verzeichnuß der fürnembsten Reliquien oder Heilthumbs
A broadside on the display in Cologne of the Holy Relics of Aachen; with an engraving by Gerhard Altzenbach showing four scenes of the displaying of relics in church, 23 images of single relics, and one image of the Virgin and Child, and one of Charlemagne; with engraved title, inscriptions, and numbering 1-27, and with German and Latin letterpress title and text, including legends, in three columns, the letterpress framed with a three-sided border of type ornaments, cropped at the bottom. (Cologne, Altzenbach: 1664)
- Production date
Height: 350 millimetres (engraving)
Height: 538 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 266 millimetres (engraving)
Width: 263 millimetres (printed area)
- Curator's comments
- (Text from Paas 339) The letterpress is in German and French. The final German paragraph is an advertisement for a print of a monstrance that Altzenbach had drawn and engraved, which was to serve as a souvenir or reminder of the pilgrimage. (This was perhaps Paas 287.) In the imprint there is an additional advertisement for Altzenbach's sheet about the holy relics at Kornelimünster Abbey (Paas 340 and 341).
On the verso of the letterpress is printed a spoiled sheet originally meant for a broadsheet from 1656 about a holy relic in Cologne (Paas 348).
For a related image on the same subject, see BM Q.5.377 (Paas 331). For other states or prints published by Altzenbach of the relics at Aachen, see Paas 332 to 338.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010/11 17 Oct-11 Jan, Cleveland Museum of Art, Treasures from Heaven
2011 13 Feb-8 May, Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, Treasures
2011 23 June-9 Oct, London, BM, Treasures from Heaven
- Acquisition date
- 1810 (before)
- Acquisition notes
- with no indication of provenance on the verso
- Prints and Drawings
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