Originally designed by Gustav Lorenz in 1850 for Johann David Lorenz’s foundry in Munich [Hendlmeier], drawing inspiration from the type made by Johann Schönsperger for the Gebetbuch for Maximilian I. in 1508–13. Cast by Genzsch & Heyse from 1890 on. Also known as Altdeutsch [Hendlmeier].
In 1885, Heinz König revised the design as Renaissance-Fraktur for Genzsch & Heyse. Digitizations include Münchner Fraktur by Manfred Klein (2005), Alte Münchner Fraktur by Gerhard Helzel and Neue Muenchner Fraktur by Ralph M. Unger (2010, used for the sample).