Resources on the history of the Fugger family

Resources on the history of the Fugger family

In 2009 the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek acquired two precious and highly informative books on the family history of the Fuggers.

The "Geheimes Ehrenbuch" (secret book of honour) was crafted between 1545 and 1549. The manuscript impressively illustrates the Fuggers' self-projection and is an outstanding product of late-Renaissance book illustration from the Augsburg workshop.

The series of copper etchings "Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum… imagines" was published in 1593 and 1618 in a small number of copies for use by the family members. The copy acquired by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has an unusual quality of coloration and is unique regarding its completeness.

The „Geheimes Ehrenbuch" (secret book of honour) and the "Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum... imagines“ are being presented in a skimmable 3D-version (beta).
In a development partnership of MDZ and Microbox company a 3D-model especially for rare books and manuscripts has been developed. It allows the viewing of the books binding from different perspectives. This first version is based on transformed 2D data. Next version will make use of 3D scans to provide an even more realistic reproduction.

The purchase of the two Fugger books was made possible by the support of the following institutions:

Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung
Kulturstiftung der Länder
Volkswagen Foundation
The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Bayerische Landesstiftung
Kurt and Felicitas Viermetz Foundation

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Newspapers of the Allotria Association

The so-called Kneipzeitungen (Tableround resp. Convention Newspapers) of the Munich Artist Association Allotria (persisting since 1873) contain lots of satirical or ironic [...]Newspapers of the Allotria Association

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Masonic books

A recent focus of our digitization activities - books about freemasonry, predominantly in German language.Masonic books

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