Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI

Ms. Codex 1114 Franckfurter Blumgarten oder geistliches Gedenckzeichenn, darin underschiedliche lieb- und tugentriechende Bluhmen seind gepflantzet


Franckfurter Blumgarten oder geistliches Gedenckzeichenn, darin underschiedliche lieb- und tugentriechende Bluhmen seind gepflantzet


Call number

Ms. Codex 1114
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

Alternate identifiers


The University of Pennsylvania Libraries




Written in Burg-Gräfenrode (today part of the city of Karben, in Hesse, Germany) in 1694 or 1695 (f. 13v).
circa 1695
Burggrefenrod (i.e. Burg-Gräfenrode, Hesse, Germany)


Hand-sewn booklet containing a rhymed poem entitled Eingang (f. 4r), dedicated by the author, Bertram Reinartz, on the title page to the officials (Schultheyss, Burgermeister, und Raht) of the city of Frankfurt am Main. In a preface (f. 2r-3v) addressed to these same officials, Reinartz indicates that the work is a gift on the occasion of the new year, and is offered in gratitude for beneficence that they have shown him in the previous year; below his name (f. 3v) he titles himself as a former Franciscan preacher, Kölnische Provinz (Cologne province), and newly appointed pastor in Burg-Gräfenrode (nuhn mehr aber designirter Pfarrer zu Burggrefenrod in der Wetteraw). In the preface, he praises the wisdom and virtue of the officials while comparing them to flowers, citing Bible verses and an anecdote of Pliny. The poem is composed of 70 numbered stanzas. The speaker describes the flowers he encountered in Frankfurt as symbolic of Christian virtues and ends with a wish for the city officials to be blessed and to enter paradise.



16 leaves : 158 x 92 (123-125 x 68) mm. bound to 158 x 94 mm


Paper, i + 13 + ii; [1-13]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.




Contemporary paper covers (Zacour-Hirsch).


  • 20-25 long lines; frame-rule and line-ruled in pencil.
  • Decoration

    Pen-and-ink drawings of flowers (f. 1v and recto of f. 5-12).


  • Written in a formal calligraphic book script by Bertram Reinartz.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical





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    Inside front cover
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    i recto
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    i verso
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    fol. 1r
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    fol. 1v
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flower, f. 1v

    fol. 2r
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    fol. 2v
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    fol. 3r
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    fol. 3v
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    fol. 4r
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    fol. 4v
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    fol. 5r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 5r

    fol. 5v
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    fol. 6r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 6r

    fol. 6v
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    fol. 7r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 7r

    fol. 7v
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    fol. 8r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 8r

    fol. 8v
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    fol. 9r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 9r

    fol. 9v
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    fol. 10r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 10r

    fol. 10v
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    fol. 11r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 11r

    fol. 11v
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    fol. 12r
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    Decoration: Drawing, Flowers, f. 12r

    fol. 12v
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    fol. 13r
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    fol. 13v
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    i recto
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    i verso
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    ii recto
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    ii verso
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    Inside back cover
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    Back cover
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