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Jewel Book of Duchess Anna of Bavaria Facsimile Edition

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Commissioned by Duke Albrecht V in 1552, the Jewel Book of Duchess Anna of Bavaria was intended to document the exquisite jewelry of the Bavarian royal family, including pieces belonging to Duchess Anna von Österreich. The manuscript features stunning depictions of 71 jewels, meticulously painted in vibrant colors with silver and shell gold. Created by artist Hans Mielich, the illustrations capture the intricate details of each jewel, often showcasing both the front and back views. The manuscript was initially housed in the ducal Kunstkammer and later in the electoral Kammergallerie before finding its permanent home at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich through King Ludwig I's generous donation.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Jewel Book of Duchess Anna of Bavaria": Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern facsimile edition, published by Coron Verlag, 2017

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Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern

Lachen: Coron Verlag, 2017

  • Commentary (German)
  • Limited Edition: 499 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Jewel Book of Duchess Anna of Bavaria: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Facsimile and commentary volume issued together in a protective cloth-covered case. Limited edition for Coron Exclusiv.


The binding, made of brown leather with elaborate genuine gold embossing, two gilded brass clasps, and three-sided gilt edges, is a replica of the second original binding of the manuscript dating back to around 1625.

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