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Sub-project: Treasures from small collections

January 2013

Status: In progress

Financed by: swissuniversities

Description: The majority of Swiss manuscripts is held in larger collections, mostly in public and ecclesiastical institutions. It is easy to forget that some of the most important sources shaping the identity of Switzerland are found in collections that hold only a few manuscripts. e-codices has taken it upon itself to provide digital access to these important treasures from small collections, the originals of which are often not available to the general public.

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Genève, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Flore des Dames de Genève, vol. 8
Paper · 104 ff. · 45.2 x 29.7 cm · 1787-1803 and 1817
Flore du Mexique, ou Collection des Plantes rares ou peu connues observées au Mexique et dans la nouvelle Espagne par Messieurs de Sessé, Moçiño et D. Cervantes dessinées dans le pays par Messieurs Echeverria, Cerda, etc. copiées à Genève par une réunion des amateurs de Peinture et de Botanique, classées et nommées d’après les dessins et les descriptions originales par Mr de Candolle.

This composite manuscript in thirteen volumes consists of drawings of plants which resulted from the Sessé & Moçiño expedition to the region of Mexico and Central America from 1787 to 1803. Of the 1300 drawings contained in these volumes, about 300 are originals from the expedition, the remaining 1000 were copied in Geneva in 1817 by artists and amateur botanists, most of whom were women from Geneva. The entire collection is usually referred to as Flore des Dames de Genève. (bla)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Genève, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Flore des Dames de Genève, vol. 9
Paper · 104 ff. · 45.3 x 29.7 cm · 1787-1803 and 1817
Flore du Mexique, ou Collection des Plantes rares ou peu connues observées au Mexique et dans la nouvelle Espagne par Messieurs de Sessé, Moçiño et D. Cervantes dessinées dans le pays par Messieurs Echeverria, Cerda, etc. copiées à Genève par une réunion des amateurs de Peinture et de Botanique, classées et nommées d’après les dessins et les descriptions originales par Mr de Candolle.

This composite manuscript in thirteen volumes consists of drawings of plants which resulted from the Sessé & Moçiño expedition to the region of Mexico and Central America from 1787 to 1803. Of the 1300 drawings contained in these volumes, about 300 are originals from the expedition, the remaining 1000 were copied in Geneva in 1817 by artists and amateur botanists, most of whom were women from Geneva. The entire collection is usually referred to as Flore des Dames de Genève. (bla)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Genève, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Flore des Dames de Genève, vol. 10
Paper · 107 ff. · 45.5 x 30.2 cm · 1787-1803 and 1817
Flore du Mexique, ou Collection des Plantes rares ou peu connues observées au Mexique et dans la nouvelle Espagne par Messieurs de Sessé, Moçiño et D. Cervantes dessinées dans le pays par Messieurs Echeverria, Cerda, etc. copiées à Genève par une réunion des amateurs de Peinture et de Botanique, classées et nommées d’après les dessins et les descriptions originales par Mr de Candolle.

This composite manuscript in thirteen volumes consists of drawings of plants which resulted from the Sessé & Moçiño expedition to the region of Mexico and Central America from 1787 to 1803. Of the 1300 drawings contained in these volumes, about 300 are originals from the expedition, the remaining 1000 were copied in Geneva in 1817 by artists and amateur botanists, most of whom were women from Geneva. The entire collection is usually referred to as Flore des Dames de Genève. (bla)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Genève, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Flore des Dames de Genève, vol. 11
Paper · 109 ff. · 45.2 x 30.5 cm · 1787-1803 and 1817
Flore du Mexique, ou Collection des Plantes rares ou peu connues observées au Mexique et dans la nouvelle Espagne par Messieurs de Sessé, Moçiño et D. Cervantes dessinées dans le pays par Messieurs Echeverria, Cerda, etc. copiées à Genève par une réunion des amateurs de Peinture et de Botanique, classées et nommées d’après les dessins et les descriptions originales par Mr de Candolle.

This composite manuscript in thirteen volumes consists of drawings of plants which resulted from the Sessé & Moçiño expedition to the region of Mexico and Central America from 1787 to 1803. Of the 1300 drawings contained in these volumes, about 300 are originals from the expedition, the remaining 1000 were copied in Geneva in 1817 by artists and amateur botanists, most of whom were women from Geneva. The entire collection is usually referred to as Flore des Dames de Genève. (bla)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Genève, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Flore des Dames de Genève, vol. 12
Paper · 135 ff. · 45.3 x 30.2 cm · 1787-1803 and 1817
Flore du Mexique, ou Collection des Plantes rares ou peu connues observées au Mexique et dans la nouvelle Espagne par Messieurs de Sessé, Moçiño et D. Cervantes dessinées dans le pays par Messieurs Echeverria, Cerda, etc. copiées à Genève par une réunion des amateurs de Peinture et de Botanique, classées et nommées d’après les dessins et les descriptions originales par Mr de Candolle.

This composite manuscript in thirteen volumes consists of drawings of plants which resulted from the Sessé & Moçiño expedition to the region of Mexico and Central America from 1787 to 1803. Of the 1300 drawings contained in these volumes, about 300 are originals from the expedition, the remaining 1000 were copied in Geneva in 1817 by artists and amateur botanists, most of whom were women from Geneva. The entire collection is usually referred to as Flore des Dames de Genève. (bla)

Online Since: 03/29/2019

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Genève, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Flore des Dames de Genève, vol. 13
Paper · 150 ff. · 45.6 x 30.9 cm · 1787-1803 and 1817
Flore du Mexique, ou Collection des Plantes rares ou peu connues observées au Mexique et dans la nouvelle Espagne par Messieurs de Sessé, Moçiño et D. Cervantes dessinées dans le pays par Messieurs Echeverria, Cerda, etc. copiées à Genève par une réunion des amateurs de Peinture et de Botanique, classées et nommées d’après les dessins et les descriptions originales par Mr de Candolle.

This composite manuscript in thirteen volumes consists of drawings of plants which resulted from the Sessé & Moçiño expedition to the region of Mexico and Central America from 1787 to 1803. Of the 1300 drawings contained in these volumes, about 300 are originals from the expedition, the remaining 1000 were copied in Geneva in 1817 by artists and amateur botanists, most of whom were women from Geneva. The entire collection is usually referred to as Flore des Dames de Genève. (bla)

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Genève, La Bibliothèque juive « Gérard Nordmann », HEB 0002
Paper · I + 186 + VI ff. · 20.7 x 17.3 cm · 18th century
Astronomical and geographical work

In all the world, only six manuscript exemplars and an old print of this work (1743) still exist. Its author is the famous Bohemian rabbi, astronomer and mathematician R. David ben Salomon Gans (1541-1613), student of Maharal of Prague, R. Judah Loew (1525-1609) and of Rema, R. Moses Isserles (1520-1572). In his 1974 monograph about David Gans, André Neher referred to this copy as the Manuscrit de Genève. A colophon in the manuscript gives the date as 1613, but a current study about the history of the transmission of this work suggests that it is an 18th century copy. (iss)

Online Since: 06/14/2018

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Luzern, Korporation Luzern, S 23 fol.
Parchment · 688 pp. · 39-39.5 x 27.5-28.5 cm · Lucerne · 1513
Illustrated Chronicle by Diebold Schilling of Lucerne (Luzerner Schillling)

This chronicle, completed in 1513, tells the early history of Lucerne and, beginning with the Battle of Sempach (1386), it tells the history of the Swiss Confederation from the point of view of followers of the Holy Roman Emperor. The 450 illustrations by two different hands, due to their vividness and to the richness of their subjects and details, constitute a unique source of information about late medieval life. (kam)

Online Since: 03/19/2015

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Mairengo, Archivio parrocchiale, s. n.
Parchment · A + 61 + B ff. · 38 x 26.4 cm · Mairengo · 1563
"Martirologio-calendario" (obituary) of the Parish of S. Siro of Mairengo

Obituary of the Parish of S. Siro of Mairengo (Ticino), written by the priest Ambrogio Rossi of Chironico, who copied an older obituary that was probably damaged or had no more space. The Ambrosian type calendar lists the stipends for annual masses or for anniversaries, the solemnities, the indulgences and notes regarding the pledges to the parish and to the entire valley. On December 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the commemoration of the Battle of Giornico (Battaglia dei Sassi Grossi, 1479) is recorded. (ber)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, APN 2 Antiphonar, 2. Teil
Parchment · 251 ff. · 45 x 32 cm · Cologne (?) · 2nd half of the 14th century
Antiphonary

This antiphonary from the 2nd half of the 14th century includes the texts from Pentecost to the end of the liturgical year, as well as the corresponding saints’ days and texts for the Commune sanctorum. The origin is unknown, but based on the inclusion of certain saints’ days, the manuscript originated in the Cologne area. Written in a uniform script, with neumes on four lines throughout and a few later additions with neumes on five lines; signs of usage and later notes. Five larger and five smaller initials are covered in gold leaf, and in addition there are 36 plainer initials; all initial letters are set off in red or blue, the rubrics are in red. A father from Marienstein, who worked at the Kollegium of Altdorf, received the manuscript second-hand. From there the manuscript came to Mariastein in 1981. Not published. (sck)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S 231
Paper · 287 ff. · 20.5 x 14 cm · 15th century (last quarter)
S. Bernardus Claraevallensis, Opuscula Selecta

This codex from the end of the 15th century contains several appealing initials and select shorter works by Bernard of Clairvaux. Among them are also several works attributed to Bernard. The scribe ist the Cistercian Johannes Fabri, professed member of the monastery of Heilbronn. According to an old entry (17th century?), the book belonged to Beinwil Abbey, which was relocated to Mariastein in 1648. (sck)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S 353
Paper · 282 ff. · 21 x 14.5 cm · 15th century (1470-1480)
Spiritual writings · Sermons and lives of the saints

Texts in German, written in the middle of the 15th century, for use in the nuns’ convent of Maria Magdalena in den Steinen in Basel. Later the book belonged to Olsberg Abbey. It contains spiritual texts by various authors, also sermons for Sundays and holidays, as well as legends of the saints. Mariastein Abbey acquired the book at a Basel auction around 1820. The sermon for the Assumption of Mary on Fol. 194r-198v can be found in a printed version in ZSKG 4, 1910, pp. 205-212 or 207-212, based on a copy therefrom by P. Anselm Dietler of Mariastein (died 1864). (sck)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S 429
Parchment · I + 321 + I ff. · 9 x 6 cm · 15th century (after 1461)
Horae Diurnae [Ad Usum Monialium Ordinis Praedicatorum]

This booklet, written by a single hand around the middle of the 15th century, was used for the prayer of the little hours at the Schönsteinbach Convent of Dominican nuns in Upper Alsace. It contains the texts of the Proprium de tempore and of the Commune Sanctorum. The last part contains the Ordinarium, but it is incomplete. Philipp Jakob Steyrer, Abbot of St Peter's Abbey in the Black Forest, purchased the book in 1781; through him, it came to Mariastein Abbey. (sck)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S 508
Parchment · 50 ff. · 16 x 12 cm · 15th century (1st half)
Obsequiale [Ad Usum Monialium Ordinis Praedicatorum]

This booklet, with notes and decorated with three initials, contains the texts for the Office of the Dead, the seven penitential psalms, and prayers for a deceased Dominican nun, probably in the convent in Colmar. Judging by the script, it is from the first half of the 15th century. The book belonged to Sister Martha Gosslerin. In 1782 it was acquired by Philipp Jakob Steyrer, Abbot of St Peter's Abbey in the Black Forest; through him, the booklet came to Mariastein Abbey. (sck)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Mariastein, Benediktinerkloster, ehem. zbs S I 177
Paper · 243 + III ff. · 29.5 x 21.2 cm · 15th century. (I: after midcentury; II: 1465/66)
Florilegium Sacrum et Profanum

This composite manuscript from the middle of the 15th century is from the Augustinian hermitage in Basel. Since 1470, several brothers there cared for the pilgrimage site Mariastein. This volume was probably left there and was found by the monks from Beinwil, when they took over the pilgrimage site in 1636. It contains, among others, sacred (S. Bonaventura), profane (Cicero, Sallust), historical (Piccolomini/Pius II.) and rhetorical (Laurentius de Aquileja) texts. The second part of the volume, containing the Rhetorica , was written in 1465/66 by the Augustinian Matthias Glaser from Breisach in Basel. A fragment glued to the interior of the front cover gives information regarding the content of the volume. (sck)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Montreux, Bibliotheca Sefarad, Ms. J 4
Parchment · 1 f. · 31 x 58 cm · Zaragoza · 1478
Privilege (copy)

Copy of the privilege that changed certain taxes, which were to be paid by the Jewish community of Tudela, and that increased the incomes bestowed upon various knights and royal officials, among them Juan Sanz de Berrozpe. Written by King Juan II in Zaragoza and dated the 17th of December 1475. This copy was written on February 23rd 1478 by the Prothonotary Juan Ortiz, confirmed by Princess Donna Leonor and validated by the Court Notary Juan de Ara. (lop)

Online Since: 12/17/2015

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Montreux, Bibliotheca Sefarad, Ms. J 11
Parchment and paper · 212 ff. · 29 x 22 cm · Spain · second half of the 15th century
Alonso de Oropesa, 'Lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloriam plebis Dei Israel' - De unitate fidei et de concordi et pacifica equalitate fidelium

This work by brother Alonso de Oropesa OSH († 1469) must be considered in the context of the attacks on converted Jews in Spain (and above all in Toledo), the so-called conversos. As a general of the Order of the Hieronymites (since 1457), but also as a close confidant and adviser of King Henry IV of Castile (1454-1474), Alonso advocated a tolerant attitude towards converted Jews. In 1450, he began writing the 'Lumen ad revelationem gentium et gloria plebis Dei Israel' - De unitate fidei et de concordia et pacifica equalitate fidelium (f. 1-203, Tabula 204-207); in 1465, he dedicated the completed book of 52 chapters to the Archbishop Alfonso Carrillo of Toledo (1410-1485). The announced second part of the work apparently was never written.In 1979, Luis A. Diaz y Diaz prepared a Spanish translation based on the three manuscripts then known. The present manuscript has not yet been acknowledged in research; it thus constitutes the fourth manuscript known so far. It was certainly written still in the 15th century and is made up of parchment and paper leaves. Despite its significance, no Latin text edition of the work has yet been prepared. (flu)

Online Since: 12/17/2015

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Müstair, Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Johann, XX/48 Nr. 9
Parchment · 2 ff. · 29-30 x 20-21 cm · around 800
Gregory the Great’s homilies

Fragment of a copy of Gregory the Great’s Homilies on the Gospels, created around 800. Two excerpts remain: the first section of text, consisting of parts of chapter 17 (17.16-17.18), is a commentary on Luke 10, 1-9, i.e. the verses concerning the sending out of the seventy-two disciples. The second section of text, containing parts of chapter 18 (18.2-18.3), refers to John 8.46-59. These verses are a commentary on a dispute between Jesus and “the” Jews as well as the high priests; it concerns the identity of Jesus or rather his claim of identity, his message and the rejection thereof. (ack)

Online Since: 09/26/2017

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Porrentruy, Archives cantonales jurassiennes, 187 J 35e
Parchment · 189 ff. · 24.5 x 17 cm · diocese of Besançon · 1st half of the 14th century
Besançon Breviary

This breviary, which contains only the winter part, is dated to the first half of the 14th century. It is from the diocese of Besançon (with which Porrentruy was also affiliated), as indicated by certain saints that appear in the litanies, such as St. Ferreolus or St. Germanus, the responsories for the Sundays of Advent, as well as the Holy Triduum. (gle)

Online Since: 06/22/2017

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Quinto, Archivio parrocchiale, s. n.
Parchment · I + 62 + II ff. · 33.7 x 24 cm · Quinto · 1547
"Martirologio-calendario" (obituary) of the Parish of SS. Pietro e Paolo of Quinto

Obituary of the Parish of SS. Pietro e Paolo of Quinto (Ticino), written by the priest Ambrogio Rossi of Chironico, who copied an older obituary that was probably damaged or had no more space. The Ambrosian type calendar lists the stipends for annual masses or for anniversaries, the solemnities, the indulgences and notes regarding the pledges to the parish and to the entire valley. On December 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, the commemoration of the Battle of Giornico (Battaglia dei Sassi Grossi, 1479) is recorded. (ber)

Online Since: 06/23/2016

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