Week 15

The War Book






The War Book. The first part of the book is lavishly illustrated, and the successful combination of Lorentz Benedicht's printing and the illuminated illustrations, some in empty spaces left in the printing, others on large folded plates, makes it a unique monument of the art of the book in Denmark. Handwritten notes indicate that the book passed in inheritance to Christian IV, who also used it as intended, since the two sections dealing with "Ritterrecht" and "Reuterrecht" form the basis of his military ordinances of April 10, 1611.
The manuscript of part one is in The Manuscript Department, Gl. kongelige Samling 351, folio.
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