22 - 23 March 2005
MUNICH, Bavarian State Library -- Johann Georg HERWART von HOHENBURG (1554-1622). Catalogus Graecorum manuscriptorum codicum qui asservantur in inclyta serenissimi utriusque Bavariae Ducis, &c. Bibliotheca. Ingolstadt: Adam Sartorius, 1602.
4o (191 x 148 mm). Woodcut coat-of-arms of Bavaria on title page. Disbound; cloth folding case.
This catalogue of the Greek manuscripts at the Bavarian Ducal-Library, was the first printed catalogue of manuscripts of a German princely library. The catalogue was initiated and most likely also compiled by Herwart. It includes 262 codices. It is based on the catalogue of Greek manuscripts of the City library in Augsburg, which was printed in 1595. See Rupert Hacker "Die Münchner Hofbibliothek unter Maximilian I" in Wittelsbach und Bayern II, Munich, 1980.
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