Siebmachers Wappenbuch

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Siebmachers Wappenbuch is a roll of arms published as two heraldic multivolume book series of armorial bearings or coats of arms of the nobility and some burgher families within the Holy Roman Empire, compiled by Johann Siebmacher around 1605.

The Old Siebmacher

The Alter Siebmacher was compiled 1605-1806, and represents the contemporary heraldry during the final two centuries of the Holy Roman Empire. Its two volumes were completed by Johann Sibmacher, an engraver from Nuremberg. His work was continued to six volumes with additional supplements by Paul Fürst, Wolfgang Gottlieb Fürst, Rudolf Johann Helmers, Christoph Weigel the Elder and Gabriel Nikolaus Raspe. It has also been called Fürstsches Wappenbuch or Weigelsches Wappenbuch.

The New Siebmacher

The Neuer Siebmacher, Siebmachers großes und allgemeines Wappenbuch was compiled 1854-1967 by Adolf Matthias Hildebrandt, Maximilian Gritzner, and Gustav A Seyler. The General-Index of the whole work has been edited by Hanns Jäger-Sunstenau. Later Ottfried Neubecker has published all burgher arms of the New Siebmacher without the text as a sort of illustrated glossary organized by the heraldic charges.

References[edit]

  • Siebmacher, Johann; Appuhn, Horst (1999). Johann Siebmachers Wappenbuch von 1605 (Johann Siebmachers Wappenbuch von 1605 ed.). München: Orbis. pp. 191–192. ISBN 3-572-10050-X. 
  • Siebmacher, Johann (1998). Handbuch der Heraldik: Wappenfibel (Nineteenth Edition ed.). Neustadt an der Aisch: Degener & Co. ISBN 3-7686-7014-7. 
  • Siebmacher, Johann (1975). Johann Siebmachers Wappen-Buch: Alle 6 Teile mit Anhang, Register und allen Erweiterungen bis zum Abschluss der Stammausgabe von 1772 (Faksimile-Nachdruck der 1701/05 bei Rudolph Helmers in Nürnberg erschienenen Ausgabe. ed.). München: Battenberg-Verlag. ISBN 3-87045-098-3. 
  • Jäger-Sunstenau, Hanns (1984). General-Index zu den Siebmacherschen Wappenbüchern 1605-1967. Graz: Akademische Druck und Verlagsanst. ISBN 3-201-00009-4. 
  • Neubecker, Ottfried (1985). Grosses Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Österreichs und der Schweiz. München: Battenberg. ISBN 3-87045-906-9. 

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