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Title:
Theuerdank - Original leaf on vellum with woodcut by Leonhard Beck - 1517
Object:
Theuerdank
Author:
Melchior Pfintzing & Marx Treitzsauerwein
Place:
Nuremberg
Year:
1517
Title:
"Kaiser Maximilian I., Die geuerlicheiten und einsteils der geschichten des loblichen streytparen und hochberümbten helds und Ritters herr Thewrdanckhs"
Press:
Johann Schönsperger
Langtext:

Very rare and original leaf from one of the greatest illustrated books of the first half of the sixteenth century.
The leaf came from an important edition - printed on vellum. Only 40 copies were printed on this very high quality on vellum by Johann Schoensperger and distributed to the emperor's friends.
This extraordinary work was inspired and written with the assistance of the court poet, Melchior Pfinzing, in the tradition of the heroic epics, by Emperor Maximilian I. (1459-1519).
Therefore V. Rockner created a printtype which copies a German chamber font.
With large woodcut by Leonhard Beck.

size of the leaf: 37,4 x 24,5 cm, layout: 32,5 x 16 cm, woodcut: 16 x 14 cm.
In very good condition, slightly waved.

REFERENCES
VD 16, M 1649; Adams P 962; Fairfax Murray 329/330 (mit Angabe der zahlr. Dodgson-Nrn.); Muther 845/846; Von Arnim, Buchill. 70; Van Praet IV, 233 ff.; Oldenbourg L 119.

Object number:
K033
Price:
590 EUR