Record number 07/4404
TitleMonumentum Sepulcrale ad Illustrissimi Celsissimique Principis ac Domini, Dn. Mauritii Hassiæ Landgravij, Comitis Cattimœlibocorum Deciorum Zigenhainiæ & Niddæ, &c. Principis Deo cum primis atque Imperio Romano fidelissimi, ut et pietatis, quæ secúndúm Deum est, Assertoris Constantissimi, ac vindicis libertatis Germaniæ acerrimi, Memoriam Gloriæ Sempiternam Erectum.
ImprintCasselis, Prostat Francofúrti: apúd Johannem Amoniúm, 1638.
Physical Description71 f. (carrying plates, illustrations and engraved texts, incl. engr. t.pl.), 418 p.; 305 mm. (Quarto.)
Physical Description NoteThe numbers 'f.[1]-71' are most of them engraved on rectos and versos of leaves carrying prints on both sides, but some of them on the recto only of leaves carrying prints and/or engraved text on one side only. Some of the latter consist of two or more plates pasted together. Between f12 and f13 is bound a plate numbered 'B.2'.
Content Format Note[T.pl. (= [f.1])] - [Plates and engraved texts and illustrations (= ff. 2-71)] - [Letterpress text].
Summary NoteThe plates show portraits of the rulers of Hesse-Kassel or details of the funeral of the Landgraf Moritz, who died in 1632.
Responsibility NoteMost plates are unsigned. A few are signed as painted by Augustus Erich or as engraved by Iacob ab Heyden, C. Le Blon or M. Merian.
SubjectRulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Germany - Hesse - History - 17th century
Funerals - Processions - Portraits - Germany - 17th century
Eulogies - Funeral books - Germany - 17th century
Pictorial works - Germany - 17th century
Name as Subject Moritz, Landgraf of Hesse-Kassel, 1572 - 1632
ReferencesOn Moritz see G. Schweikhart, 'Kunst und Kultur in Kassel unter Landgraf Moritz dem Gelehrten', in Heinrich Schütz (1985), p.13-34.
Binding Note17th-century white vellum; spine inscribed in ink, '[Illegible] Maurice Landgrave of Hesse Cassellis. 1638'. Bound with one other.
ProvenanceThe front pastedown is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.
Contributors Ammon, Johann, 1656, bookseller
Erich, August, fl. ca. 1638?, source artist
Le Blon, C., fl. ca. 1638?, engraver
Heyden, Jacob van der, 1573 - 1645, engraver
Merian, Matthaeus, 1593 - 1650, engraver
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