FRANCONIAN WINE MAKING CHARTER

MS 5348/1
MS Short Title FRANCONIAN WINE MAKING CHARTER
Text WINE MAKING CHARTER. LETTERS PATENT OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF INGELHEIM-ON-RHEIN CONFIRMING THE PURCHASE OF THE LEASE OF A VINEYARD AT GAU-ALGESHEIM-BEI-WELZBACH IN EXCHANGE FOR ANOTHER VINEYARD AND ITS WINE RENT AT DER RHEINHÖHE
Description MS in Middle German on vellum, Ingelheim-on-Rhein, Franconia, Germany, 20 April 1387, 1 f.,10x28 cm, 13 long lines in German documentary script, part of large green wax seal with a splayed eagle.
Provenance 1. Mayor and council of Ingelheim-on-Rhein, Franconia (1387); 2. Hroar Dege gastronomic library, Oslo (-2005); 3. Sotheby's 9.6.2005:509; 4. Sotheby's 6.7.2006:38.
Commentary The late Hroar Dege, friend of Martin Schøyen, collected on a grand scale, either it was houses, iron stoves, music or books. His Gastronomic Library, on food, beer, wine and the arts of the table, consisted of more than 2000 MSS and printed items. Ingelheim in Franconia remains an important wine-growing area, known especially for its red wines.
Place of origin Germany
Dates 20 April 1387

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