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A Binder’s Volume from the Collections of the Regional Museum in Louny

In 2018, the Regional Museum in Louny provided access to a binder’s volume containing geographical works printed in Amsterdam in 1674–1676 and dealing with China (Olfert Dapper: Gedenkwürdige Verrichtung der Niederländischen ost-indischen Gesellschaft in dem Käiserreich Taising oder Sina and Beschreibung des Keyserthums Sina oder Taising). Both printed books are accompanied by a number of illustrative copper-plate engravings depicting Chinese scenes.


Modern Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Teplice

In 2018, the Regional Museum in Teplice provided access to a set of twenty manuscripts of homogeneous content from the 18th century. These are Teplice (shelf marks MS 73–MS 91) and Carlsbad (shelf mark MS 92) spa guest lists. The Teplice lists record spa guests in 1709, 1746, 1769, 1783 and then in a continuous series from 1789 until 1800; the Carlsbad list is related to the year 1797 or 1798.


Printed Books from the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen

In 2018, the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen digitised one incunabulum and two early printed books. The incunabulum, a part of the Bible complemented by various exegeses (shelf mark 502 A 009), was printed in Venice in 1495 and its binding was made for Pope Paul IV in the middle of the 16th century. The earlier printed book contains two works printed in Nuremberg in the second half of the 17th century with examples of calligraphy, whereas the later, Anweisung zu der allgemeinen Reiß und Zeichnung-Kunst by Johann Georg Seiller, comes from Zurich from 1757.


Modern Manuscripts from the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov

Twenty-eight modern manuscripts were digitised from the collections of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov in 2018. They mostly come from two thematic groups – alba amicorum and historiographical sources mainly from the urban milieu. The first group comprises, for example, alba amicorum of Matouš Günther (DG IV 27), Josef and Rudolf Lidl of Myslov (AD VII 81), Michal Schumann and Kašpar Caselius (AD IV 123), Adam Lehner of Kouba (DF IV 24) and Kryštof Schilling (AD XIII 22); memorial records can also be found in the notebook of Jáchym and Jan of Nostitz (DB V 12). Historiographical texts and collections of excerpts on the history of individual towns are primarily related to Prague, such as the collection DJ II 8 and works by Andreas Jakob Vogdt (DJ II 10, DJ II 13) and Václav Jakš (DH III 20). Other towns include Český Brod (DF IV 42, DD II 5), Kouřim (DG II 36), Litoměřice (DA IV 1, DA IV 12), Mladá Boleslav (DF V 10, DG III 41), Pilsen (DC III 15, DD III 1) and Lower Silesian Bolesławiec (DB V 48). Works from the aristocratic milieu comprise a family chronicle compiled by Johann Georg von Höpflingen und Bergendorf (DG I 6), a genealogical work on the Wunschwitz family (DH II 22), and several manuscripts containing German texts of the Rosenberg Chronicle.