Theuerdank - Munich Codex

Theuerdank - Munich Codex Facsimile Edition

Nuremberg (Germany) — 1517

Written by Emperor Maximilian I himself: one of the most important works of the German Renaissance in a luxury printed edition with 118 colored woodcuts

  1. Maximilian I (1459–1519) made a historic political marriage to Mary of Burgundy (1457–82)

  2. He adapted the journey to meet his new bride into a story full of adventure and chivalrous virtues

  3. It was first printed on vellum in a very limited publication for various princes and dignitaries

Theuerdank - Munich Codex

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Theuerdank - Munich Codex

One of the most important works of the German Renaissance was printed in the year 1517 in Nuremberg: an epic poem by Emperor Maximilian I himself! In Theuerdank, the Kaiser addresses his journey to meet his new bride, Mary of Burgundy, which is embedded in an environment which is typical for that time – full of adventure and chivalrous virtues. The most important artists of the time, including Hans Burgkmair, Hans Schäufelein, and Leonhard Beck, contributed to the magnificent illustrations in the form of 118 woodcuts. The Augsburg printer Hans Schönesperger, Maximilian’s imperial book printer, produced the work with a specially designed typeface. It was first printed on vellum in a very limited publication for various German princes, dignitaries, and those close to Maximilian.

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Alternative Titles
Theuerdank - Münchner Codex
The Theuerdank of 1517
Theuerdank
Die geuerlicheiten vnd einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen vnd hochberümbten helds vnd Ritters herr Tewrdannckhs
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Germany
Date
1517
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118 colored woodcuts
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#1 The Theuerdank of 1517: a Cultural-Historical Introduction

Taschen – Cologne, 2003

Publisher: Taschen – Cologne, 2003
Commentary: 1 volume by Stephan Füssel
Language: English
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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