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Monumentum Sepulcrale ad Illustrissimi Celsissimique Principis ac Domini, Dn. Mauritii Hassiæ Landgravij, Comitis Cattimœlibocorum Deciorum Zigenhainiæ & Niddæ, &c. Principis Deo cum primis atque Imperio Romano fidelissimi, ut et pietatis, quæ secúndúm Deum est, Assertoris Constantissimi, ac vindicis libertatis Germaniæ acerrimi, Memoriam Gloriæ Sempiternam Erectum.

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Casselis, Prostat Francofúrti: apúd Johannem Amoniúm, 1638.

Physical Description

71 f. (carrying plates, illustrations and engraved texts, incl. engr. t.pl.), 418 p.; 305 mm. (Quarto.)

General Note

The numbers 'f.[1]-71' are most of them engraved on rectos and versos of leaves carrying prints on both sides, but some of them on the recto only of leaves carrying prints and/or engraved text on one side only. Some of the latter consist of two or more plates pasted together. Between f12 and f13 is bound a plate numbered 'B.2'.


[T.pl. (= [f.1])] - [Plates and engraved texts and illustrations (= ff. 2-71)] - [Letterpress text].

Responsibility Note

Most plates are unsigned. A few are signed as painted by Augustus Erich or as engraved by Iacob ab Heyden, C. Le Blon or M. Merian.


On Moritz see G. Schweikhart, 'Kunst und Kultur in Kassel unter Landgraf Moritz dem Gelehrten', in Heinrich Schütz (1985), p.13-34.

Summary Note

The plates show portraits of the rulers of Hesse-Kassel or details of the funeral of the Landgraf Moritz, who died in 1632.


The front pastedown is inscribed in pencil, 'S.A.H.', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

17th-century white vellum; spine inscribed in ink, '[Illegible] Maurice Landgrave of Hesse Cassellis. 1638'. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Germany - Hesse - History - 17th century
Funerals - Processions - Portraits - Germany - 17th century
Eulogies - Funeral books - Germany - 17th century
Pictorial works - Germany - 17th century


Johann Ammon, bookseller
August Erich, source artist
C. Le Blon, engraver
Jacob van der Heyden, engraver
Matthaeus Merian, engraver