Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johann Wittmer

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Item No: frkb00120a
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) for Johann Wittmer
Weiser Number: 649
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored. In the center of the document is a bird that is perched on a tree-like, leafy flower. It is surrounded by a decorative striped border that intersects in a checked design in the four corners. This drawing is in the catechism Johann Hübner’s zweymal zwey und fünfzig auserlesene Biblische Historien (Härrisburg, Pa.: W. Wheit und Wm. Boyer, 1826). For another bookplate in the same book, see FLP B-120b.


Associated Names: Wittmer, Johann
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

"Heinrich Keyser"  in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 441-442.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Lancaster
City/Town/Township:Manheim
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1831
Image Dimensions Width: 17.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-120a
Creator Name: Heinrich Keyser (active c. 1810-1856) - Decorator
Heinrich Keyser (active c. 1810-1856) - Scrivener

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