Ms. textual miscellany; written and decorated in Augsburg, Germany, between 1450 and 1460.
Paper watermarked with oxhead (Briquet 14.548), scales (Briquet 2467) and crowned column (Briquet 4408)--Cf. PML files.
Texts: Spiegel der menschlichen Behältniss (Speculum humanae salvationis) (fol. 1-91); Todsünden (the Seven virtues and vices) (fol. 95-118v); Ars bene moriendi (fol. 119-132v); title to the Alexanderbuch (fol. 133-139v); Johann Hartlieb's prefatory summary to the Alexanderbuch (fol. 141-148); blank (fol. 148v); the Alexanderbuch (fol. 149-309v).
Scribe: Völckhardus Landsberger von Kaufbeuren; signed on fol. 91, 118v, 132v, 309v.
Decoration: 231 pen drawings tinted with watercolor and 1 uncolored drawing.
Artists: Jörg Mülich and Hektor Mülich.
The illustrations to the Speculum were adapted for the woodcuts illustrating the edition printed by Zainer at Augsburg in 1473; the representations of the Virtues and Vices were generally adapted for the Bämler edition of 1474; the Alexander magnus illustrations were copied in reverse in the woodcuts of the Bämler edition of 1473 and also in the edition printed by Schott at Strassburg in 1493-Cf. PML files.