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Hartmann Schedel; Albrecht Durer
WELTCHRONIK (THE CHRONICLES OF NUREMBERG) Fine Facsimile Edition of Hand Coloured Encyclopedia
Il Bulino(). Il The book of world historyThis sumptuous work is the result of the largest publishing company in the history of the press in the age ofincunabula.  Output from the printing presses Koberger in July 1493 in Latin under the title Liber chronicarum, was reprinted in December of the same year in German under the title Weltchronik, then widely known andsought after in Italy and in Europe as the Nuremberg Chronicles. Author was Hartmann Schedel, a famous German humanist, who,  with the publisher and sponsors, created apool of scholars, illustrators  (including the young Albrecht Dürer) ,  pressmen and bookbinders to equip theGerman and European culture of an encyclopedia on history of the world from the Creation until the eve of thediscovery of America. The work consists of 596 pages in size of 30,8 נ40.3 cm and contains 1809 woodcut illustrations (including645 from original timbers) entirely hand colored, as was required for the most luxurious pieces intended forthe princely libraries.  The mapping system is one of the most important features: all the then known world is represented with more or less fantasy.  Stand for truth, however,  large plants topographical area of the city ofFranco-German and Italian cities most important and famous: Rome,  Venice, Florence and Genoa. The facsimile editionIt was built in Germany to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the work. The international edition of 800 numbered copies,  bound in parchment and kept in a box. The commentary is in German. There is also an abstract in Italian. , New;
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