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Delémont, Musée Jurassien d'Art et d'Histoire, MJ.1950.20
Parchment · 275 ff. · 39.5 x 26 cm · 1502-1794
Genealogical Register of the Canons of the Diocese of Basel, 1502-1794
This register, consisting of 275 leaves, contains the coats of arms of the canons of the diocese of Basel, from the election of Bishop Christoph von Utenheim in 1502 to the last prince-bishop, Franz Xaver von Neveu in 1794. Over three centuries, painters added to these parchment sheets over 2,300 coats of arms in color. From 1682 on, complete family trees appeared, which proved that the church dignitaries had the requisite sixteen quarters of nobility (sixteen noble ancestors in the generation of the great-great-grandparents).
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