Chronological Rolls of Arms

It would be lovely to have high resolution scans of every armorial that was ever created, and for those to be widely available. Sadly, that is not the case. Here are a few electronic versions of some armorials. Some of them are high resolution depictions of the original emblazons, some are modern hand re-drawings or computer graphics and some are the blazons only.

This is the start of a very large project. Corrections, notifications of dead links and additions are welcome.

Thirteenth Century Top

Glover's roll, 1253 to 1258, English and Scottish
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Glover/Glover_1.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/gloversB1.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/gloversB2.htm
Bigot roll, 1254, French
http://www.briantimms.net/era/bigot_roll/bigot01/Bigot01.html
http://www.briantimms.net/era/bigot_roll/bigot02/Bigot02.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/bigot_roll/bigot03/Bigot03.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/bigot_roll/bigot04/Bigot04.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/bigot_roll/bigot05/Bigot05.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/bigot_roll/bigot06/Bigot06%20.htm
Bigot roll, 1254, French
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Bigot/index.html
Bigot roll, blazons only, 1254, French
http://www.s-gabriel.org/docs/bigot.html
Walford's Roll, c.1273, English roll of European arms
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/WalfordsC1.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/WalfordsC2.html
Heralds' roll, c.1279, English roll of European arms
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds01/Heralds01.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds02/Heralds02.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds03/Heralds03.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds04/Heralds04.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds05/Heralds05.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds06/Heralds06.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/heralds/heralds07/Heralds07.htm
St George's roll, c.1285, English
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE1.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE2.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE3.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE4.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE5.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE6.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE7.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/StGeorgesE8.html
Camden roll, emblazons, c.1286, English roll of European arms
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/CamdenD1.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/CamdenD2.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/CamdenD3.html
Camden roll, mostly blazons, c.1286, English roll of European arms, (begins pg 309)
http://books.google.com/books?id=UyoUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Falkirk Roll, c.1298 English
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/falkirkH.html
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Falkirk/Falkirk_1.htm
Caerlaverock roll, c.1300, English and Scottish
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Caerlaverock/index.html
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/caerlaverockK.htm
http://books.google.com/books?id=1RwNAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Fourteenth Century Top

Galloway roll, 1300, English
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/gallowayGA1.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/gallowayGA2.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/gallowayGA3.htm
Stirling roll, 1304, English
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Stirling/Stirling_1.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/rolls_of_arms/rolls/stirlingST1.htm
Codex Manesse, 1305, German
http://diglit.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848/
Parliamentary Roll, blazons only, French with an ordinary in English, c.1312, English
http://books.google.com/books?id=HHcUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
Zurich Wappenrolle, c.1340 to the 16th century, Swiss
http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ZurichRoll/
http://www.silverdragon.org/HERALDRY/ZurichRolls/zroadt2r.htm
http://books.google.com/books?id=zFssAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Armorial of the Order of the Garter, 1348 and later, mostly English
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Jarretiere/Edouard_III.htm
Armorial of the Order of the Annunciation, 1362 and later, Italian
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Annonciade/Amedee_VI.htm
Gelre Armorial, 1370 to 1414, Dutch armorial of European arms
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Gelre/Partie_VI.htm
Arlberger armorial, 1394 to 1430, German
http://bilderserver.at/wappenbuecher/ProfHuppOSPv2_52z2/
Willement's Roll, c.1395, English
http://www.archive.org/details/rollofarmsofreig00willrich

Fifteenth Century Top

Southwest german armorial, 15th century, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001651/images/
Charles' roll, early 15th century, English
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles01/Charles01.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles02/Charles02.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles03/Charles03.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles04/Charles04.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles05/Charles05.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles06/Charles06.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles07/Charles07.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles08/Charles08.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles09/Charles09.htm
http://www.briantimms.net/era/charles_roll/charles10/Charles10.htm
Armorial of Cataluña, Castille and Portugal, 15th-16th century, Iberian
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001370/images/index.html?
Randle Holme's Book, temp. Henry VI (1422-1461, 1470-1471), English
http://www.archive.org/details/twotudorbooksofa00fostuoft
William Bruges's Garter Book c.1430 to c.1440 English roll of European arms
http://prodigi.bl.uk/illcat/record.asp?MSID=7656&CollID=21&NStart=594
Armorial of the Order of the Golden Fleece in computer images, 1440 to 1543, Burgundian roll of European arms
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Toison/Bourgogne_Philippe_III.htm
Armorial of the Order of the Crescent, 1448 and later, French
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Croissant/Rene_I_1.htm
Bodleian MS. Lat. misc. e. 86, second half of the 15th century, English
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/mss/lat/misc/e/086.htm
Scheibler Armorial, 1450 to c. 1600, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00007174/images/
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scheibler_Armorial
von Pappenheim Armorial, c.1458 to c. 1541, German, not much armoury
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00009573/images/
St. Gall armorial, c.1463 to c.1491, German
http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/csg/1084/V1/medium
Ortenburger Armorial, 1466 to 1473, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001755/images/
Wappen deutscher Geschlechter, 1475 to 1500, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001650/images/
Wappen besonders von deutschen Geschlechtern, 1475 to 1560, south German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00002106/images/
von Grünenberg Armorial, 1480, Swiss
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0003/bsb00035320/images/
Peter le Neve's Book, c.1480-1500, English
http://www.archive.org/details/twotudorbooksofa00fostuoft

Sixteenth Century Top

Armorial of the Order of the Golden Fleece reproduced, 16th century, European
http://www.culture-cadeaux.com/la-toison-d-or-c-656_686.html
Armorial of the Order of St. Hubert, c. 1500, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00006309/images/
Anton Tirol Armorial, c.1500 to c.1540, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001649/images/
Armorial of Habsburg rulers, mid-16th century, southwest German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001736/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 1, mid-16th century, Felix III through Paul IV
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001414/images/index.html
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 2, mid-16th century, Urban VI through Julius III plus Medici and Farnese arms
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001415/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 3, mid-16th century, Roman and Viterban nobility
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001416/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 4, mid-16th century, arms of the Order of St. John and her Grand Masters
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001417/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 5, mid-16th century, Milanese arms
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001430/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 6, mid-16th century, Venetian nobility
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001418/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 7, mid-16th century, Venetian gentry, A through Ipato
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001419/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 8, mid-16th century, Venetian gentry, Irchan to the end
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001420/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 9, mid-16th century, Venice, Mantua, Bologna, Ancona, Urbino and Perugia, along with some impressa
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001421/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 10, mid-16th century, Padua, Ferrera and Pesaro
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001422/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 11, mid-16th century, Verona and Vicenza
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001423/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 12, mid-16th century, Florentine popes, some Medici arms and Florentine nobility
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001424/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 13, mid-16th century, Luca, Siena, Pisa, Pistoia, Volterre, Arezzo, Cortona and Borgo San-Sepolcro
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001425/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 14, mid-16th century, Naples and Genoa
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001426/images/
Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 15, mid-16th century, arms of knights of the French Order of Saint-Michel
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001427/images/
Insignia Anglica, mid 16th century, English
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001647/images/
Bertschi Armorial, 1515 to 1650, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001364/images/
Heraldic ceiling of St. Machar cathedral, Aberdeen, 1520, Scottish
http://www.electricscotland.com/historic/st%20machar%201520%20ceiling.pdf
Collected armorial, c.1530, south German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00007681/images/
Tarafa's Armorial, blazons only, 1536, Spanish
http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~grm/barcelona-canons.html
Fugger's Secret Book of Honour, 1545 to 1549, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0004/bsb00042105/images/
South German armorial, 1550 to 1600, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0001/bsb00018706/images/
Mair's lineage book, c.1550, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001648/images/
Armorial of the Holy Roman Empire, 1554 to 1568, Imperial
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0002/bsb00020447/images/
Armorial of the Order of the Golden Fleece in original images, c.1560, Italian (?) roll of pan-European arms
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001369/images/
Lalaing Armorial, 1560 to 1570, French, Flemish and German
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Lalaing/F71v.htm
Jakob Streit's armorial, c.1560 to c.1615, south German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001429/images/
Flandria, 1562, Flemish
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001350/images/
Armorial of the Order of the Golden Fleece in original images, late 16th century, Dutch (?) roll of pan-European arms
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001351/images/
Pedigree register of Hans Lorenz of Trautskirchen and of Hans Jörg of Elrichshausen, 1575 to 1615, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00007211/images/
Armorial of the Order of the Holy Spirit, 1578 and later, almost entirely French
http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Armoriaux/Saint_Esprit/index.html
Armorial of the Empire, 1583, south German
http://codicon.digitale-sammlungen.de/Blatt_bsb00002481,00001.html?prozent=1
Great armorial of the Empire, 1583 to 1700, German armorial of pan-European arms
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00002481/images/
Johann Kandler Armorial, 1586 to 1601, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001949/images/
Lant's Roll, 1587-88, English
http://wiki.umd.edu/psidney/index.php?title=Engravings_and_Transcriptions
Chester visitation roll, 1591, English
http://cheshire-heraldry.org.uk/visitations/CV34.html
Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum, 1593 to 1618, German
http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/0004/bsb00042106/images/
Armorial of the Diet in Regensburg, 1594, Imperial
http://codicon.digitale-sammlungen.de/Blatt_bsb00011882,00001.html?prozent=1
Collected Imperial armorial, c.1600, Imperial
http://codicon.digitale-sammlungen.de/Blatt_bsb00020245,00001.html?prozent=1

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