Salamanca, Biblioteca de la Universidad, Ms. 2490

The Salamanca Armorial (Steve Tamborino) Facsimile Edition

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16th century manuscript by Steve Tamborino, drummer of John II of Aragon and Ferdinand the Catholic. It was owned by Christoval de Torres and Agustin de Torres, and became part of the resources of the Colegio Mayor in Cuenca.In the early 19th century it went to the King of Spain´s library. From the Palacio de Oriente in Madrid it reacched Salamanca in 1954. The heraldic value of this manuscript is very high as it is dependent on the work of Garcia Alonso de Torres, blazonary official of Ferdinand the Catholic.

Sumary of the work

Historical summary of the Carolingian conquest, brief treatise on heraldry, drawings of tabards, standards, crowns , fish, feathers and other heraldic figures, the tournament field, coats of arms and biblical blazons, from classical antiquity, medieval times...etc, Christian Kings.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "The Salamanca Armorial (Steve Tamborino)": Armorial de Salamanca (Steve Tamborino) facsimile edition, published by Scriptorium, 1996

Armorial de Salamanca (Steve Tamborino)

Valencia: Scriptorium, 1996

  • Commentary (Spanish) by De Riquer, M.
  • Limited Edition: 350 copies
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

The Study Book provides the most exhaustive knowledge of Spanish heraldry of the late 15th and early 16th centuries.


-Heralds and armorials

-Steve Tamborino

-The Salamanca armorial

-Fabulous heraldry and royal heraldry

- Blazonry and heraldic language 



-Transcription of the blazons

-Alphabetical index of coats of arms.

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