Hartmann Schedel. Chronicle of The World 1493. The complete Nuremberg Chronicle. Edited and annotated by Stephan Füssel.
Hartmann Schedel’s Weltchronik (“Chronicle of the World”) (better known as “Nuremberg Chronicle”, in reference to the city in which it was created), was a pioneering encyclopedic work of its kind, and in its day the most incunabula of sumptuously illustrated never published in Europe.
At the same time a historical reference work and contemporary inventory of urban culture at the end of the 15th century, the Chronicle had a notable influence on the cultural, ecclesiastical and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. It stood out particularly for the immense number of engravings that adorned it, more than 1,800, in which Biblical scenes, human monstrosities, portraits of kings, queens, saints and martyrs and allegorical images of miracles were reviewed, as well as views of a large number of “modern” cities, many of which have never been documented before.
From a rare hand-colored copy, faithful to the original, the Taschen publishing house has created a complete, high-quality facsimile. For those who cannot read High German, a very complete notebook (texts in English) has been attached, summarizing the main stories of the book and offering the keys to explore this amazing and historical work of art.
Facsimile and study presented in an open box in illustrated cardboard, format 22 x 30.7 x 6.8 cm.
Brand new specimen, sealed.
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