Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection -- Manuscript Number: ljs463              Version:
[Astro-Medical Anthology, Calendar for the diocese of Constance]    Lake Constance Area, Southern Germany, 1443

Physical Description: 72 leaves, in regular quires of 8 sheets, one vellum bifolium behind, one paper flyleaf at the front and at the back; modern foliation in pencil in the right upper margin, from 1-74; text in the calendar and in the rubrics written in textura, otherwise written in a neat cursive hand, text mostly arranged in a single column, in the calendar above the miniature depicting the labors of the months in double columns (one column of rubrics and one column of text); calendar divided into five columns: the Golden Number, the hours, the letter of the signs, the Dominical letter, and the feast days; written-space and lines ruled; text in dark-brown ink and red (rubrics; KL-ligature in the calendar in blue with red penwork for January, otherwise in red without penwork; two-line initials in the text alternately of red and blue, sometimes with penwork in the contrasting color; rubrics and paragraph marks in red, text capitals touched red;. textual additions of a later date in the margin among other things referring to the years 1495 (fol. 1v) and 1503 (fol. 3). 53 colored pen-and-ink drawings, for the most part in medallions, the larger ones surrounded by two circles (red or green and yellow), the smaller ones surrounded by one circle (yellow); body colors in red, green, yellow, brown and blue;. pressed pigskin binding with metal clasps, spine raised on five bands, 230 x 163 mm.


    1) The scribe names himself in a colophon on fol. 72: Hoc kalendarium Scriptum est per me hainricum Stegmuller de wisenstaig. Tunc temporis Informatorem puerorum in Buchow. Ano domini millesimo quadringentesimo. Quadragesimo tercio. Ipsa die Prisce virginis. The codex was thus written by the scholar Heinrich Stegmuller of Wiesensteig, who signed the manuscript in Buchau on the Federsee (in the vicinity of Biberach) in 1443 on the 18th of January, the feast day of St. Prisca. 2) On the paper flyleaf at the end is an entry dating from 1479: Anno domini Millesimo Quadringentesimo Septuagesimo Nono?dominam Brigidam de Gundelfingen. At the end of the manuscript on fol. 73-74 the codex contains genealogical notes that include the name Gundelfingen as well as the names Greffin von Kirchberg, von der Marck and Katterina griffin zu merdeberg geborne frye zu gundelfingen. 3) Donaueschingen, Furstlich Furstenbergische Hofbibliothek, Ms. 494 (shelf mark on the spine and library stamps on fol. 1 and fol. 74). 4) Jorn Gunther, A Selection of manuscripts and Miniatures, 2003, number 12. 5) Private collection, USA. 6) Acquired from Sam Fogg, June 2004.

Karl August Barack, Handschriften in der Hofbibliothek zu Donaueschingen, Tubingen 1865, reprint Hildesheim/New York 1974, p. 333-335. ? Rudolf Kautzsch, Die Handschriften von Ulrich Richentals Chronik des Konstanzer Konzils, in: Zeitschrift fur Geschichte des Oberrheins, NF 9, 1894, p. 443-496; p. 457. ? H. Brandt, Anfange der deutschen Landschaftsmalerei, Stra?burg 1912 (Studien zur deutschen Kunstgeschichte, no. 154), p. 149, plate XVI, illustration 31. ? Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, Schwabische Federzeichnungen. Studien zur Buchillustration Augsburgs im XI. Jahrhundert, Leipzig and Berlin 1929, p. 25, illustration 12. ? H. Jerchel, Spatmittelalterliche Buchmalereien am Oberlauf des Rhein, in: Oberrheinische Kunst 5 (1932), p. 17-82, here p. 63 f., illustration 29 and 31. ? Otto Pacht, 1952/53, p. 180. ? Alfred Stange, Deutsche Malerei der Gotik. Sudwestdeutschland in der Zeit von 1400 bis 1450, reprint Nendeln/Liechtenstein 1969, p. 17f . ? Max Flad, Der Buchauer Kalender, eine Bilderhandschrift des 15. Jahrhunderts, in: BC ? Heimatkundliche Blatter fur den Kreis Biberach 1983, no. 2, p. 16-19. ? Gotik an Fils und Lauter. Begleitband zur gleichnamigen Ausstellung von Stadtarchiv und Kreisarchiv Goppingen, ed. by Walter Ziegler and Karl-Heinz Rue?, Wie?enhorn 1986, p. 278-280. ? Buchmalerei im Bodenseeraum 13. bis 16. Jahrhundert, ed. by Eva Moser, Friedrichshafen 1997, p. 272, KO 19 with illustration (entry by Bernd Konrad); Jorn Gunther, A Selection of Manuscripts and Miniatures, 2003, number 12.