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The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in , or Nuremberg Chronicle as it is generally called, is one of the . Liber Chronicarum. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg – Nuremberg). Publisher: Published by Anton Koberger (German. (Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg.

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They cut different blocks and used some several times for the final illustrations, the same cut often being used to illustrate different towns or people. Date Created July 12, Schedel supplied little original material for the work but relied heavily on the work of others including Jacob Philip Foresti of Bergamo, whose Supplementum Chronicarum n was cheonicarum almost word for word.

Many copies of the book are coloured, with varying degrees of skill; there were specialist shops for this. Fugger later sold his library to Duke Albert V of Bavaria in The Liber Chronicarum was commissioned by two wealthy Nuremberg merchants and brothers in law, Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaister. Price realised GBP 67, Description The Liber chronicaruma universal history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel β€”is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing.

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Contact Client Service info christies. Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg -? The Renaissance Print, β€” The blocks and the archetype were to be returned to the patrons once the printing was dhronicarum. It contains woodcuts produced from blocks. The Latin edition was published on 12 Julyand a German edition, translated by George Alt, the city scribe of Nuremberg, was published on 23 December Further reading and books used in the compilation of this piece: Hartmann Schedela doctor and scholar in Nuremberg, wrote this history, beginning at the Book of Genesis and continuing through biblical and Roman history to his contemporary history of Nuremberg, leaving blank pages for the reader to fill in before ending his text with the Apocalypse.


There is a handwritten note, datedon the chronicraum title page; however, if anyone is named, it is not decipherable. Six Ages of the World. The result is a marriage between text and illustration never seen before. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm Wolgemut, Michael, S; Schreiber ; Goff S July Learn how and when to remove chronucarum template message.

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Liber chronicarum, Nuremberg, 1493

Approximately Latin and German copies survived into the twenty-first century. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thirty-five patrician families comprised the City Council. The collection also includes the original manuscript copies of the work in Latin and German.

The author used passages from the classical and medieval works in this collection to compose the text of Chronicle. This section needs additional citations for verification. For example, the death of Lorenzo di Medici is not recorded nor is the adoption of Roman law in Germany.

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The illustration for chroniicarum city of Venice is adapted from a much larger woodcut of by Erhard Reuwich in the first illustrated printed travel book, the Sanctae Perigrinationes of Its configuration is ostensibly based on Ptolemy’s second projection but simplified for a popular audience, without the scientific apparatus of latitudes, longitudes, scales and extensive nomenclature.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Interesting reading and Translations of the text into English at website of Morse Library. Toggle navigation World Digital Library. Chdonicarum are extant copies of the Latin edition and of the German.

As notable as the material contained in Liber Chronicarum is what it leaves out. Schedel’s world map was based on the cartographic system of Claudius Ptolemy, chrlnicarum great second-century AD geographer whose scholarship formed the foundation for map production in the fifteenth century.

Creator Schedel, Hartmann, The view of Florence was adapted from an engraving by Francesco Rosselli.

Title in Original Language Liber chronicarum. English -speakers have long referred to it as the Nuremberg Chronicle after the city in which it was published. Chronicle of the world: Sale The Arcana Collection: InSchedel’s grandson, Melchior Schedel, sold about manuscripts and printed works from Hartmann Schedel’s library to Johann Jakob Fugger. They also commissioned George Alt β€”a scribe liger the Nuremberg treasury, to translate the work into German.