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Watermarks in Romance-language manuscripts from the Berlin Collection at the Jagiellonian Library in Cracow


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Watermarks in Romance-language manuscripts from the Berlin Collection at the Jagiellonian Library in Cracow Watermarks that we reproduce on the following pages come from Romance-language manuscripts from the Berlin collection presently held at the Jagiellonian Library in Cracow. This collection is not an archive. The cases in which we can precisely determine the date and the place of a manuscript’s execution, thus also about the paper on which the manuscript is made, are not numerous. Among the oldest paper manuscripts, there are a dozen or so in which the watermarks are identical to the reproductions available in the Briquet and Piccard repertories. We were also able to find some of the later watermarks in other repertories (Nostitz Papers, Churchill, Austro-Hungarian Watermarks, Heawood). We do not reproduce here those watermarks that already have been identified and dated in other collections. The references will be listed in the final version of the particular manuscript descriptions on which we are currently working. As we lack comparative tools, especially when it comes to the papers dated after the 16th century, we decided to progressively publish in Fibula examples of Italian, Spanish and French watermarks that we were able to date. If the collection were an archive, it would make it possible to prepare a precious repertory of papers. However, the watermarks we dated are not numerous, although we believe that they may be helpful in work with other manuscripts. The collection still is being studied and many of the reproduced watermarks are only a sample of the watermarks from the Berlin collection. We start with Italian manuscripts, move to French ones and then to Spanish. The reproductions will be listed according to their catalogue number; first ital. fol. (in folio format), then ital. qu. (in quarto format) and finally ital. oct. (in octavo format). To make searching easier, an index of motifs appearing in the watermarks will be provided, with references to the relevant catalogue numbers.


WATERMARKS Call number Ital. fol. 52 Ital. fol. 135 Ital. fol. 139 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 146 Ital. fol. 155 Ital. fol. 155 Ital. fol. 168 Ital. fol. 168-169 Ital. fol. 168-169 Ital. qu. 17 Ital. qu. 18 Ital. qu. 19 Ital. qu. 19 Ital. qu. 19 Ital. qu. 29 Ital. qu. 42 Ital. qu. 75 Ital. oct. 1 Ital. oct. 1 Ital. oct. 1

Year 1720 1819 1597 1757 1770-1772 1765-1773 1760 1767 1762-1766 1765 1765-1766 1778 1768 1771 1765 1770-1771 1770 1761-1764 1748 1770 1790 1774 1457 1457 1734 1734 1734 1731 1772 1839 1835-1840 1838 1746 1573 1754 1615 1615 1615

Place Roma Padova (?)

Roma Roma Roma Roma Roma Roma Ferrara Roma Bologna Roma Roma Roma Brescia Roma Roma Siena Siena Bologna Bologna Bologna Cesena Napoli Venezia Venezia Venezia Roma


62

Ital. fol. 52, 1720, Roma


Ital. fol. 135, 1819, Padova (?)


64

Ital. fol. 139, 1597

Ital. fol. 146, 1757


Ital. fol. 146, 1770-1772, Roma

Ital. fol. 146, 1765-1773, Roma


66

Ital. fol. 146, 1760, Roma


Ital. fol. 146, 1767, Roma


68

Ital. fol. 146, 1762-1766, Roma

Ital. fol. 146, 1765


Ital. fol. 146, 1765-1766, Roma


70

Ital. fol. 146, 1778, Ferrara


Ital. fol. 146, 1768, Roma


72

Ital. fol. 146, 1771, Bologna


Ital. fol. 146, 1765


74

Ital. fol. 146, 1770-1771, Roma

Ital. fol. 146, 1770, Roma


Ital. fol. 146, 1761-1764, Roma


76

Ital. fol. 146, 1748, Brescia

Ital. fol. 146, 1770, Roma


Ital. fol. 146, 1790, Roma


78

Ital. fol. 146, 1774


Ital. fol. 155, 1457, Siena

Ital. fol. 155, 1457, Siena


80

Ital. fol. 168, 1734, Bologna


Ital. fol. 168-169, 1734, Bologna


82

Ital. fol. 168-169, 1734, Bologna


Ital. qu. 17, 1731, Cesena


84

Ital. qu.18, 1772, Napoli


Ital. qu.19, 1839, Venezia

Ital. qu. 19, 1835-1840, Venezia


86

Ital. qu. 19, 1838, Venezia


Ital. qu. 29, 1746, Roma


88

Ital. qu. 42, 1573


Ital. qu. 75, 1754


90

Ital. oct. 1, 1615


Ital. oct. 1, 1615


92

Ital. oct. 1, 1615


Index of watermarks AA: Ital. fol. 139 AMG SERAFINI FABRIANO: Ital. fol. 146 anchor: Ital. fol. 146, Ital. fol. 168-169, Ital. qu. 17, Ital. qu. 29 animal: Ital. oct. 1 B: Ital. fol. 146 bird (bird in circle) BV: Ital. fol. 146 cardinal’s hat: Ital. fol. 168-169 C I HONIG: Ital.qu.18 circle: Ital. fol. 139, Ital. qu. 42 coat of arms: Ital. fol. 146, Ital. qu. 18 cross: Ital. qu. 42 crown: Ital. fol. 146 eagle: Ital. fol. 146 F: Ital. fol. 146, Ital. qu. 17 FABRIANO (AMG SERAFINI): Ital. fol. 146 FF: Ital. fol. 146 FGN: Ital. fol. 146 FGS: Ital. fol. 146 FV: Ital. fol. 146 flower: Ital. fol. 155, Ital. fol. 168 GBG LIMON: Ital. fol. 146 GF: Ital. fol. 146, Ital. fol. 168-169 hat: Ital. fol. 146, Ital. qu. 19, Ital. fol. 168-169 keys: Ital. fol. 168-169 ladder: Ital. fol. 155 lilly: Ital. fol. 52, Ital. fol. 146 lion: Ital. fol. 146, Ital. qu. 19 M: Ital. fol. 146 moon: Ital. fol. 135, Ital. qu. 19, Ital. qu. 75 name: Ital. fol. 146 PA: Ital. oct. 1 PM: Ital. fol. 168 SERAFINI FABRIANO (AMG): Ital. fol. 146 shield: Ital. qu. 19 SS: Ital. qu. 75 star: Ital. fol. 135, Ital. fol. 146, Ital. fol. 168-169, Ital. qu. 17, Ital. qu. 29, Ital. oct. 1 trifoliate: Ital. qu. 75, Ital. oct. 1 triple mount: Ital. fol. 146 V: Ital. fol. 52 VFC: Ital. fol. 135 ZV: Ital. fol. 146


References AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN WATERMARKS = Eineder G., The Ancient Paper Mills of the Former Austro-Hungarian Empire and Their Watermarks. Hilversum 1960. BRIQUET = Briquet Ch. M., Les Filigranes. 4 vols. Geneva 1907.

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HEAWOOD = Heawood, E., Watermarks, mainly of the 17th and 18th centuries. Hilversum 1950. CHURCHILL = Churchill W.A., Watermarks in Paper in Holland. England, France etc. in the 17th and 18th centuries and their interconnection. Amsterdam 1935. NOSTITZ = The Nostitz papers. Hilversum 1956. PICCARD = Piccard, G., Wasserzeichen. 25 vols. Stuttgart 1961-1997. PICCARD ON LINE = Landesarchiv Baden-W端rttemberg, Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart, (http://www.piccard-online.de).


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