Journey of Pfalzgraf Ottheinrich 1536/77

It is 1536 – Ottheinrich of Pfalz-Neuburg is 34 years old, quite fat and highly in debt. To avoid the threatening bankruptcy, he remembers a borrower‘s note in his possession - the dowry of his polish grandmother called Hedwig. It had never been actually paid off since the famous „Landshuter Hochzeit“ with Georg dem Reichen in 1475. In the autumn of the year 1536 Ottheinrich travels to Krakau and receives in fact the outstanding money - 32.000 gulden. His journey is accompanied by an artist, painting all the 50 resting places and capturing them in water colour.


When you think of libraries you think of books - but you might be surprised: beside maps, single sheet woodcuts, town views, portraits and further graphic reproductions also drawings, architecture plans and sketches enrich the holdings of Wuerzburg University Library. Discover the full graphic collection in our new image database Pictothek and find further image material such as manuscript illuminations, initials, book illustrations, decorative front pages and bindings!

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