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1493 Incunabula Leaf From the Nuremberg Chronicle of Hartmann Schedel - View of Bavaria, Germany

By Hartmann Schedel / Michael Wohlgemut & Pleydenwurff


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Nuremberg Chronicle: Nuremberg, 1493.

Original incunabulum leaf (Folium 286) from the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel. This is from the true first edition printed in 1493.

An incunabulum is a book that was printed in Europe before 1501, when printing was still in its infancy and the text was set in loose type. Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle (Liber Chronicarum) is one of the most famous and best illustrated incunabula.

The beautiful woodcuts were made by Michael Wohlgemut (1434/37-1519) and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1450-1494), who was a teacher of Albrecht Durer. Durer probably also contributed to many of the woodcuts in this incunabulum.

The larger woodcut of Folio 286 shows a view of Bavaria, Germany. The Nuremberg Chronicle published some of the first printed views of many cities.

Condition: As shown, on paper in good condition with minor age toning and spotting to outer margins. Small wormhole to margin. 43 x 29 cm.

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