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Title:
Wien - Vienna - Original town view from the chronicle by Hartmann Schedel
Object:
VIENNA * PANNONIE. Wien.
Author:
Hartmann Schedel
Place:
Nuremberg
Year:
1493
Title:
Liber chronicarum
Press:
Anton Koberger
Langtext:

Magnificent coloured double leaf from Schedel's world chronicle with the town view of Vienna.
From the first Latin edition in 1493. Leaf
XCIX = 98/99 - Sexta etas mu(n)di.

The city views in the Nuremberg Chronicle are the first printed images of German cities, which were ever printed. Schedel himself and his artists had traveled only a part of this cities and had to be partially based on descriptions by third parties during the illustrations. Thus, these cityscapes are considered first crude image of cities.

AUTHOR & WORK
Hartmann Schedel

Under the title "Liber chronicarum" or "Nuremberg Chronicle" or also "Nuremberg Chronicle" known work is considered one of the most richly illustrated works of the early book-printing age.
The chronicle contains about 1,800 text woodcuts by Michael Wohlgemuth and W. Pleydenwurff, including 29 double-page and dozens of half-page city views.
Today it is assumed that 1,500 copies of this latin edition were printed.
No one knows, how many copies have survived over 500 years of history, but one thing is fact: It is an absolute rarity!

PRINTER
Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 12 July 1493

SIZES
Leaf: 59,5 x 42,5 cm, Town view: 52,5 x 20,0 cm.

CONDITION
The leaf is in good and collectable condition for the high age. Strong print and solid handmade paper. Centerfold minimal restored.
The backside of the leaf is splitted as usual and its glued by modern handmade paper on backside.
The splitting of the sheet was because the back of this view was printed with another double-page city view, and this should be obtained independently.
Due to this fact, the present view is as individual decorative graphic and less to complete an existing Schedel fragment.
The view is colored in an excellent flavor in manner of the style of Koberger-Colouring.
Rubricated in red.

Object number:
G001-099*
Price:
990 EUR
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