Die geuerlicheiten und eins teils der geschichten des loblichen streitbaren und hochberumbten helds und Ritters Tewrdannckhs (The atrocious deeds and part of the history of the praiseworthy, valiant and very famous hero and knight Theuerdank)

Illustrated by Leonhard Beck (German, about 1480–1542), Illustrated by Hans Burgkmair, the Elder (German, 1473–1531), Illustrated by Hans Leonhard Schäufelein (German, about 1484–1539 or 1540), Illustrated by Erhard Schön (German, after 1491–1542), Illustrated by Wolf Traut (German, about 1478–1520), Illustrated by Master NH (German, active 1516–1526), Author Emperor Maximilian I (German, 1459–1519), Author Melchior Pfintzing (German, 1481–1535), Printer Johann Schönsperger (German, died in 1520?)

Place of Publication: Augsburg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, German, 330; Dodgson, German and Flemish: II, pp. 7-8, 58-9, 109, 123-25, 147, 198; I, pp. 419, 504


Overall: 35.3 x 23.2 x 5.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 118 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Ausburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1519) Folio; 290 leaves [12 leaves with woodcuts removed and placed with prints]; gilt-stamped brown calf, dark green leather label.

Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1519


Scholtz sale, Stuttgart, May 1911, from which, "through Mr. Bullard," purchased by MFA, 1911.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund