Johann Schonsperger Nuremberg Chronicles 1497

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Book Title

Nuremberg Chronicles

Volume

N/A

Edition

N/A

Country of Origin

Germany

City of Origin

Augsburg

Date

February 1, 1497

Printer

Johann Schonsperger

Language

Latin

Script and/or Type

Gothic (4,5,9)

Number of Lines

various

Width of Leaf

195 mm.

Height of Leaf

300 mm

References

Hain 14509; Goff S-308, Proctor 1786, Oates 946, BMC II 370

Description

This is a leaf of incunabula from the Liber Chronicarum (Book of Chronicles) better known as The Nuremberg Chronicles. Next to Gutenberg’s Bible it is one of the best-documented early printed books and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. Written in 1491by Hartmann Schede it is an illustrated Biblical paraphrase and world history. Johann Schonsperger printed this edition on February 1, 1497 in Augsburg. The small folio leaf measures 300 x 195 mm. in totality and contains various lines of Gothic type (4, 5, 9) printed multi-column format in Latin, copiously illustrated by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. All woodcuts contain contemporary coloring. Wood cuts depict Elijah being taken to heaven in a fiery chariot and The Lineage of the Syrian Kings. Verso: contains the same lines format & type. Woodcuts are The Priestly Lineage; Azariah, Jehoiada, Azariah as well as Zechariah son of the high priest Jehoiada, & Naboth, owner of the vineyard coveted by Ahab and his Jezebel. (Hain 14509; Goff S-308, Proctor 1786, Oates 946, BMC II 370) This leaf contains staining.

Medium

Paper

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