Anton Woensam von Worms | artnet
The editor, Count Hermann von Nuenar (Neuenahr; 1492–1530), provost of Aachen, dedi­cates the book to the Emperor Charles v , contributing a prefatory ‘Breuis narratio de origine & sedibus priscorum Francorum’. 2 He published the Vita ‘as part

The editor, Count Hermann von Nuenar (Neuenahr; 1492–1530), provost of Aachen, dedi­cates the book to the Emperor Charles v , contributing a prefatory ‘Breuis narratio de origine & sedibus priscorum Francorum’. 2 He published the Vita ‘as part of the current battle of words between France and the Empire: [Neuenahr] sought to put Carolus Magnus firmly at the head of a specifically German Imperial tradition which he expected to see continued and enhanced by Carolus Quintus ’. 3

The fine title-page illustration, depicting Charlemagne and Charles v together within a border charged with imperial insignia, as well as the printer’s device, and woodcut initials, were designed and cut by Anton Woensam von Worms ( circa 1493/1500–1541). 4

references Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbe­reich erschienenen Drucke des xvi . Jahrhunderts (Stuttgart 1985), E–726; Index Aureliensis: Catalogus librorum sedecimo saeculo impressorum (Baden Baden 2004), xiv , no. 159.327

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The editor, Count Hermann von Nuenar (Neuenahr; 1492–1530), provost of Aachen, dedi­cates the book to the Emperor Charles v , contributing a prefatory ‘Breuis narratio de origine & sedibus priscorum Francorum’. 2 He published the Vita ‘as part of the current battle of words between France and the Empire: [Neuenahr] sought to put Carolus Magnus firmly at the head of a specifically German Imperial tradition which he expected to see continued and enhanced by Carolus Quintus ’. 3

The fine title-page illustration, depicting Charlemagne and Charles v together within a border charged with imperial insignia, as well as the printer’s device, and woodcut initials, were designed and cut by Anton Woensam von Worms ( circa 1493/1500–1541). 4

references Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachbe­reich erschienenen Drucke des xvi . Jahrhunderts (Stuttgart 1985), E–726; Index Aureliensis: Catalogus librorum sedecimo saeculo impressorum (Baden Baden 2004), xiv , no. 159.327

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