Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Insignia Nobilium

Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben b


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben h


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben e


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Vicenza mit Buchstaben a


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Vicenza mit Buchstaben c


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben g


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben i


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Verona mit Buchstaben k


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Vicenza mit Buchstaben h


Familienwappen kleinerer Adelshäuser von Vicenza mit Buchstaben j


Stadtwappen Verona


Stadtwappen Vicenza


'Insignia ... XI. Insignia Nobilium Veronensium, Vicentinorum - BSB Cod.icon. 276' is online at the Bavarian State Library. There are perhaps fifty illustrated pages in total.

This album of heraldic devices or family crests of the noble families of Verona and Vicenza is one of a series of fifteen manuscripts prepared for Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria in the 16th century. So far, only two of these works have been digitised. The other one was featured in a post from 2007, Insignia Neapolitanorum.

The catalogue page (in German) [trans.] offers little by way of background.

My new word for the day: escutcheon.

One of these days I will get around to adding a 'heraldry' tag to the delicous links.

10 comments:

domesticated_desk said...

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Paul Dijstelberge said...

Let me say this: you are the greatest in a great field: the man with the exquisite eye

Karla said...

Now I'm wondering what those animals are with the sort of winged-dragony top and the sea-creature-like tail end. It seems to me Air France used to have one as its logo, something like around the time I was hatched (their website doesn't currently show any such thing). Ah yes, photo evidence! No, I don't obsessively look things up, really. I still don't know what the animal is called.

peacay said...

Taa.
I spent way too long not (really) finding the name of the sea-dragon-thingy; although I did find an art deco version of the Air France symbol.

Kittybriton said...

escutcheon - as in "so-and-so is a blot on the family e."

The Air-France beastie looks more sort of horsey - nearest thing I could find was the Cockatrice

David Apatoff said...

How do I apply for membership in a world where people have nothing better to do than sit around and think about what their family crest should be? I think I could make designing my crest a full time occupation.

Paul said...

DEAREST DavId

My aim is to plEase you and the membership of which you most sincerely seek will be given PlUS a sum of $200,000 if only you wOuld be assistance.

As estate executor to my American client it is necessary that I dissemble the $3M left at his death.

My search for his relative was not successfull and My proposition to you is to seek your consent to present you as a relative/next-of-kin and beneficiary of my client, so that the proceeds of this account could be paid to you and then shared as agreed.

All legal documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin will be provided, All I require is your honeast cooperation to enable us see this transaction through.

This transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law If this business proposition offends your moral values, do accept my apology. I must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt response.

The first process step requires that all necessary paperwork be hAshed out in my cOuntry but owing to the poor health of MY family member I am at present in a state of parlousness. So if you would be sO good as to forward the sum of $2000 U.S. I will undertake to make arragements and also get your memberships.

Please make payment at your eArliest convenience to peacay AT gmail Dot com

My best and h onest regaRds


P

Karla said...

Hmm, thought you were Australian, not Nigerian (apologies to the average Nigerian reader).

Love the art deco Air France item. Still mystified what it's called. In the night I wondered if it was a hippogriff but remembered they are not aquatic. (I always think of the bit in Calderon de la Barca's Life Is a Dream that refers to headlong hippogriffs, not that I've read the play in many a year.)

Reavis Eitel said...

Fabulous! Great blog. Just got my family crest on my chest!
http://reaviseitel.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-tattoo-completed.html

David Apatoff said...

Peacay, I'm glad to see you are branching out into the heraldry business. I hope it will prove lucrative for you. I confess I was a little suspicious at first, but then I noticed that you signed your response "honest regards" so I was greatly reassured.

The check is in the mail, but all I can say is that for $2,000 I hope my crest turns out to be a real fancy one, with lions or eagles or something.

Best regards,

D.

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