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Schedel, Hartmann.
Liber Chronicarum. Nuremberg Chronicle. Single Leaf. Folio CCXXXVI. Early Illustration of Man With Eye Glasses, Depicting Emanuel Chrysoloras. Also with St. Vincent of Catalonia, Bladus of Perugia, Bartholomeus of Saliceto and with Rupert of Bavaria and the Council of Pisa.
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493. Nuremberg:: Anton Koberger,, 1493.. First edition. Latin.. 31 x 42 cm.. Single page, minor wear to outer margin, no affect, in loose matting, with three piece of tape at top outer edge for mounting. Verso is showing front, with portraits of St. Vincent of Catalonia, Bladus of Perugia, Bartholomeus of Saliceto and one of the earliest illlustrations of man with eye glasses, depicting Emanuel Chrysoloras. Recto shows Rupert of Bavaria and the Council of Pisa. Suitable for framing. The Nuremberg Chronicle is the most extensively illustrated book, and one of the most important, of the 15th century. The text is a universal history of the Christian world from the beginning of time to the 1490Õs. Written in Latin by physician and humanist, Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) on commission from Nuremberg merchants Sebald Schreye (1446-1520) and Sebastian Kammermeister (1446-1503). The Chronicle was printed by Nuremberg printer Anton Koberger (c.1440-1513), owner of the largest 15th-century German printing house. The Latin edition was printed in KobergerÕs shop between May 1492 and October 1493. In the meantime, a German translation was commissioned to George Alt (c.1450-1510), a scribe at the Nuremberg treasury, and the German edition was printed alongside the Latin one between January and December 1493. The Chronicle was illustrated by German artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, with the assistance of studio apprentices, including a young Albrecht Durer.
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