Author: Daubman Johann
Title: Chronica. Kurtzer Außzug der Preussischen Chronicken von dem Jar 1200. bis auff diese jetzige unsere zeit in welchem alle Hohemeister sambt etzlichen jren fürnembsten Kriegen Handlungen und Thaten bis auff diesen jetzigen Lob reich regierenden Landes Fürsten erzelet werden mit erbawung aller Stedt und Schlösser im Lande.
Title in English: Chronicle. A Short Excerpt From the Prussian Chronicle From the Year 1200 Until our Present Times, Which Names all the Masters with Their Most Important Wars, Actions, and Heroic Deeds Until the Present Laudable Duke Ruling the Land with all its Cities and Castles.
Published: Königsberg, 1566.
Format: 178 p., 15.5/20/2. 2 leather cover with relief stamps / stamps of figures visible on the sides of the cover, an inscription reading APAR Vll.
Binding: leather cover with relief stamps / stamps of figures visible on the sides of the cover, an inscription reading APAR Vll.
Ex libris: an ex libris “Ex Bibliotheca KLEINIANA” on the paste down. A hand-written ex libris “Anno 1654” on the lower right of the title page. An ex libris “Ex Bibliotheca Gralathiana” on the rear cover with hand-written notes in Latin visible under the pasted ex libris / it is thought that there may be another hand-written ex libris underneath.
The title page has water marks characteristic to the 17th century. Horizontal lines in the middle of the page, a stylized water mark “knight’s head”. This water mark recurs several times with no clear order. At the beginning of the book, (3) pages are numbered by hand. The whole book is numbered with catchwords. The work is divided into chapters according to the regions of Prussia. The book includes 36 drawings of the coats of arms of the Masters of the Teutonic Order.