The Nuremberg Chronicle, Nuremberg 1493

 

In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks: The Nuremberg Chronicle.

The story of this book is a story of superlatives. Hartmann Schedel, a medical doctor in Nuremberg who owned the most important private collection of books in all of Europe was the author. His library made the writing of this book possible. The writing and production of this book was teamwork. Among the more famous cooperators were Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and the painter and expert woodcutter Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) who became the first noted book illustrator. His most famous apprentice up to 1489 was Albrecht Dürer who is supposedly contributed two woodcuts to the Chronicle. Poet Konrad Celtis contributed the German text which was published in December of the same year.

Sebald Schreyer (1446-1520), a wealthy merchant in Nuremberg, financed the enduring and long lasting preparations which went into the production of this book which is a "History of the World" from Genesis to the date of printing. The double page size woodcuts of city views are, with the exception of Lübeck, the first ever printed views. Large sized and sometimes in bold, bright hand coloring they are considered the crowns of city view collections.

Columbus had already "discovered" America when the Schedel Chronicle appeared on the book market. But no news of this stunning discovery had reached the editors in time to be included in this remarkable book, so that, alas, there is no mention of "The New World" in it. However it remains a fact that the Nuremberg Chronicle is one of the most noted and valuable incunabila.

Title: “Mantua".

Type of Print: Woodcut

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Published in: “Nuremberg Chronicle" . Page: LXXXVIIII = 89

Where: Nuremberg

When: 1493

First edition. Latin language

Imaginary view of the city of Mantua. Above historical description

Reverse side printed with portraits of antique poets: Neuius, Plautus, Ennius

as well as Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, General suring the Punian War II and politician of the Roman Republic.

Condition: On either side a few inked remarks in 16th century handwriting.
Small repaired tear in lower left margin edge. Original binding strip still mounted on edge. Otherwise nearly impeccable condition.

Image: 19 x 22,2 cm (ca. 7.5 x 8.7")

Sheet size: 44 x 31 cm (ca. 17.3 x 12.2")

$ 220.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238235

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Size of the view of Alexandria: 14 x 22,3 cm (ca. 5.5 x 8.8")

Overall size of this double page: Ca. 41,5 x 57 cm (ca. 16.3 x 22.4"

Reverse side:

Detail:

"Linea Regnum Egipti" (Egytian kings): Ptolomeus energetes

Ptolomeus philopator

Dion of Syracuse was a Greek politician in Sicily and a friend of Platon's

Sibilla chemic

Carneades - Greek skeptic

Anaximedes - Greek natural pholosophical astronomer

Sertelia - Vestalische Jungfrau

Xenophilus - Greek philosopher and musician

Right side:

Geneology of Christ

Eliud, son of Achim (ancester of Jesus Christ)

Bishop Symon

Bishop Eleazarus

Bishop Onyas Sohn des Lymonis

lineage of the Kings of Syra

Antiochus Theos

Antiochus Galericus

Joseph

Jason

Menelaus

Alchimus

Congregation of interpreters (Prophets)

Incredibly beautiful original hand coloring.

Condition: These two sequential pages are well over 500 years old!!!

There are traces of age and use. Some spotting also from fingers turning pages.

There are some small, insignifacnt holes in the centerfold.

But considering the age the general condition is nearly very good.

Size of the view of Alexandria: 14 x 22,3 cm (ca. 5.5 x 8.8")

Overall size of this double page: Ca. 41,5 x 57 cm (ca. 16.3 x 22.4"

$ 550.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238097


Print showing Flagellants, Thomas Aquinus, King Charles and King Philippus

Definition of a flagellant: One who whips, especially one who scourges oneself for religious discipline or public penance. Wikipedia writes: Flagellants are practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh by whipping it with various instruments.

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Original hand coloring

Artist: Anonymous

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Publication: Nuremberg Chronicle (Schedelsche Weltchronik) Page CCXV (215)

Published: Nuremberg, 1493

First edition, Latin language

Front side shows: Flagellants (Flagellanten), Thomas Aquinus, King Charles and King Philippus

Reverse side shows: Councis of Lyon and three Pope-portraits: Gregor X, Innocens V and Adrian V

Condition: While The image of flagellants is flawless and in absolutely wonderful original hand coloring, the page has been repaired, especially in upper right corner, where a water stain is clearly visible. Someone has, centuries back, put yellowish Japan paper behind a tear. there are other minor traces of age and use.

Flagellants: 8 x 9,8 cm (ca. 3.1 x 3.9")

Full page size: 41,5 x 26,5 cm (ca. 16.3 x 10.4"

$ 210.00

Order Nr.SCHEDEL241394

Reverse side:


Monastic order of Grandimontines (Grosmont).

Saint Stephanus was the founder of that early monks order of Christianity.

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Original hand coloring

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Publication: Nuremberg Chronicle - Schedelsche Weltchronik

Where /When?: Nuremberg, 1493

Edition: First edition in Latin language. Page "CXCII" = 92

Further shown on front: Portrait of St. Stephanus, Petrus Damian (born in Ravenna), Isaak Benimiram a medical doctor, Serapion of Alexandria,

Seno bishop in Trier (Germany) and Arnulphus bishop in Lyon (France)

Reverse side shows portraits of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor and King Rudolph I of Germany

Condition: Irregular age toning. Upper left has water stain with some damage to paper. Some foxing. Lower right corner has small water stain. The original hand coloring is superb!

Page size: 41 x 28 cm (ca. 16 x 11")

Order Nr. SCHEDEL 239626 SOLD

Reverse side:


Cracow. - "Cracovia"

Hand-colored woodcut from the “Nuremberg Cronicle"

by Hartmann Schedel

Nuremberg, 1493. Latin edition

Verso half view of Lubeck and a portrait of bishop Stanislaus of Cracow.

Woodcut has one pleat crease in lower part. General age toning.

Centerfold has been repaired and is hardly visible.

Woodcut is basically in very good condition!

Image size: 25 x 50.7 cm (9.8 x 20")

Page size: 43.5 x 56.8 cm (17.1 x 22.4")

$ 2850.00

Order Nr.SCHEDEL239012

Reverse Side:


Jericho. - "Hiericho"

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Original hand coloring

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Publication: Nuremberg Chronicle - Schedelsche Weltchronik

Where /When?: Nuremberg, 1493

Edition: First edition in Latin language. Page "L" = 50

Further shown on front: Elija Goes to heaven in a fiery cart drawn by fiery horses.

Behind stays Elisha.

Reverse side shows diverse portraits

Condition: Irregular age toning. Left margin has heavy foxing with no impact on images. Right lower margin corner has finger-marks from turn-page-skimming. Upper right corner has faint water stain. The original hand coloring is superb!

Jericho: 12,5 x 22,3 cm (ca. 4.9 x 8.8")

Elija: 13 x 13 cm (ca. 5.1 x 5.1")

Page size: 41 x 28 cm (ca. 16 x 11")

$ 450.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238903


No title. Scene of a circumcision.

Woodcut from the “Nuremberg Cronicle" (Schedelsche Weltchronik) by Hartmann Schedel. Nuremberg, 1493. Latin edition.

This woodcut has a definate antisemite background. Simon of Trent (Trient, Trento) was a boy, born in Trento in the year 1472. At age three he was missing. His body was alledgedly found in a Jewish home in Trento. The boy's disappearance was blamed on the city's jewish communinity, whose leaders “confessed" a ritual murder under torture. This caused a major blood libel. Fifteen Jewish Trento citizens were sentenced to death and burned at stake.

On the full page. Reverse side has printed text and two portraits and a comet.

A few very minor traces of age and use. Small repaired tear on upper margin edge. Considering the age of over 500 years, this woodcut is an very good condition.

42.5 x 28.5 cm (16.7 x x 11.2")

$ 1200.00

Order Nr.SCHEDEL235602


"Colonia" - Koeln

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Outstanding original hand coloring

Publication: Nuremberg Chronicle (Schedelsche Weltchronik)

Author: Hartmann Schedel

Published: Nuremberg, 1493

Language: From the rare German edition

Image size: 19,3 x 52,5 cm (ca. 7.6 x 20.6")

Page size: 43 x 58,7 cm (ca. 16.9 x 23.1")

Description: Front page - the oldest print of the city of Cologne, an impressive view!

Above panoramic view: Related text print in the German language and three portraits: Pomponius, Leo and Agrippa.

Reverse side: Lower left has half view of the city of Augsburg. Right side: Geneology of Herodes Ascolonita and his wife Marianna

Condition: As is to be expected, a print, 520 years old, has lived through some wear and tear. However we can state, that the view of Cologne with its outstanding original hand coloring has suffered no serious damage. The very wide low margin has some (crude) repairs, done centuries ago. Since the image of Cologne is not affected in the least, we have decided to leave the authentic repairs as they are, rather than eliminate them. They belong to the welcome patina of a print dating almost back to Gutenberg's first book printing time. The centerfold has been reenforced in parts also in times long past. There is general age toning and some spots in text and margins as well as other minor traces of age and use. But in general this is a very collectible and desirable print!

Altogether we have here an outstanding example of incunabula book printing from the rare German edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle in splendid original hand coloring!

Order Nr. SCHEDEL 234652 SOLD

Reverse side:


"De edificatione templi"

On either side of woodcut fictional plans of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. Following the “Tent of Meeting (Tabernacle) this was the first Jewish temple built of stone. Nebukadnezar II. destroyed it. After the Babylonian captivity a second temple was built, which was lacking the most sacred part: The Ark of the Covenant, missing since the destruction of the first temple. The second temple was destroyed by the Romas. Left nowadays is only part of the temple's wall: The Wailing Wall.

Salomon's Temple is also an important constituent of Freemasonry and Rosicrucians. There is a clearcut relatedness to Salomon's Temple, based on the ideas of early habitual evidence during the Middle Ages.

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Cronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515).

Schedel, medical doctor, humanist and historian ist the author of the Cronicle. It was published by Anto Koberger (14440 / 45 - 1513), in Nuremberg in the year 1493 (Latin edition in the month of May, the very small and therefore rare German edition in December 1493).

Upper margin corner shows traces of age: it is frayed, tatered and brittle with repair. Otherwise in very good condition, especially when considering, that this woodcut is over 500 years old. Latin (first) edition

The entire page: 45,5 x 32 cm (17.9 x 12.6")

$380.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235520

 

"De edificatione templi"

Auf beiden Seiten des Holzschnitts mehr oder weniger fiktive Darstellungen des Salomonischen Tempels. In der Nachfolge der Stiftshütte, die ein mobiles Zelt war, war der Jerusalemer Tempel der erste steinerne Tempel der Juden. Nebukadnezar II hat ihn zerstört, als er die Juden in die “Babylonische Gefangenschaft" nahm.

Der an gleicher Stelle errichtete zweite Tempel auf dem Tempelberg in Jerusalem erreichte nicht die Pracht. des ersten. Ihm fehlte vor allem das Allerheiligste der Juden : die Bundeslade, die seit der Zerstörung des ersten Tempels vermisst wird. Nach der Zerstörung des zweiten Tempels durch die Römer bestehen heute nur noch Reste der Tempelmauer: Die Klagemauer.

Der Jerusalemer Tempel ist auch Bestandteil der Tradition der Freimaurer und Rosenkreuzer.Es gibt einen deutlichen Bezug zum Salomonischen Tempel, der sich in den Gebräuchen der Steinmetzbauhütten des Mittelalters manifestiert.

Holzschnitt aus der Weltchronik von Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515). Schedel war Arzt, umfangreich gebildeter Humanist und Historiker. Die Nürnberger Chronik, auch Schedelsche Weltchronik genannt, ist sein wichtigstes Werk. Das umfangreiche, grossformatige Werk entstand 1493 in Nürnberg. Anton Koberger (1440 bis 1445 - Geburtsjahr nicht genau bekannt - 1513) verlegte dieses extrem bedeutende Inkunabelwerk, zunächst in Latein (Mai 149, dann in deutscher Sprache (Dezember 1493).

Obere Marge hat in einer Ecke Altersschäden (ausgefranst, brüchig). Etwas repariert.Ansonsten ist der Holzschnitt in sehr gutem Zustand, zumal er über 500 Jahre alt ist. Lateinische (erste) Ausgabe.

Die ganze Seite: 45,5 x 32 cm

$380.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235520


“Athene vel minerva" A fictional view of Athens

Woodcut. This is a veritablke rarIty

From the pirate edition of the cronicle by Johann Schoensperger. Augsburg, 1496

The “Nuremberg Cronicle" by Hartmann Schedel was published in 1493.

Book printer Johann Schoensperger (1455-1521) in Augsburg saw the immediate success of this important incunabila book and printed without permission a pirate edition of the work. He chose a smaller size, and since he did not own and could not use the existing woodblocks of Nuremberg, he had to have new blocks cut. Hartmann Schedel and publisher Anton Koberger, of course, learned that Schoensperger was trying to deceit them and sued him. The following law suit went down in history as the first copyright law suit ever.

Schoensperger had finished the book in 1496, but lost the law suit the juidicial verdict forbade him to sell the books. Almost the entire edition was destroyed. An estimated 200 copies escaped the scrubbing and survived.

The here offered woodcut stems from one of these few copies and is therefore a very rare specimen.

Verso: Portraits of historical celebrities. Language Latin.

Very good condition

Sheet size 30 x 20.5 cm (11.8 x 8.1")

$ 290.00

Order Nr.SCHEDEL235740


Schedel - Passau

"Patavia". Passau

General view of the important city on Danube, Inn and Ilz.

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Excellent original hand coloring

Published in: Nuremberg Chronicle ("Weltchronik" (Liber Chronicarum)

Author: Hartmann Schedel.

Published: Nuremberg, 1493 (first edition)

Text: Latin. Relating text print above image and two portraits on right side.

Verso: Five portraits on left side, four portraits on right side. Portrait-relating text print.

The first ever printed large view of Passau.

Condition: Very attractive hand coloring! The two halves joined together perfectly, the joining reenforced vertically with a strip of paper of incunabula time. Woodcut had once been framed or kept in a matting. There are traces of hanging print in the extreme upper left and right corners. Light general age toning gives the woodcut the desired patina. Lower left corner has irrelevant crease outside image. Other minimal traces of age in margins.

Page size: 42,2 x 57,5 cm (ca. 16.6 x 22.6").

Image: 19,8 x 51.5 cm (ca. 7.8 x 20.3").

Order Nr. SCHEDEL239063 SOLD

reverse side:


“Pisa"

Type of print: Woodcut

Edition: First edition Latin language

Folio / Page: XLV (45)

Published in: “Nuremberg Chronicle" (Schedsche Weltchronik)

Author: Hartmann Schedel

Where: Nuremberg, Germany

When: 1493

Condition: Very Good. Only very minor traces of age and use.

Above image and reverse side has text print in Latin

Measurements -

Image: 19,7 x 22 cm (ca. 7.8 x 8.7")

Sheet: 44 x 29 cm (ca. 17.3 x 11.4")

$ 350.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL236407

Reverse side:


“Sebenna" (Geneve, Genf)

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Finest original hand coloring

Edition: First edition Latin language

Folio / Page: CXXII (122)

Published in: “Nuremberg Chronicle" (Schedsche Weltchronik)

Author: Hartmann Schedel

Where: Nuremberg, Germany

When: 1493

Condition: Traces of age and use in margins. Spotting and a thin spot in upper right corner

Splendid original hand coloring.

Reverse side: Paulus of Samosata (Bishop in Antioch) and a few other personalities

Above image two portraits ( Quirin and Valentin) and reverse side has text print in Latin

and some more portraits.

Measurements -

Image: 14,7 x 22,4 cm (ca. 5.8 x 8.8")

Sheet: 41,5 x 22,5 cm (ca. 16.3 x 8.8")

$ 460.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238402 SOLD

Reverse side:


“Prussia nunc germanie provincia" East Prussia now Poland and Russia

Woodcut. Published in “Liber Chronicarum" by Hartmann Schedel ( Schedel's Weltchronik - Book of Chronicles) Nuremberg 1493. Latin edition.

Waterstain in upper corner (only in text). Some very minor traces of age and use. Image in very good condition.

Page size: 46 x 32 cm (ca. 18 x 12.6")

Image: 23.2 x 22.5 cm (ca. 9 x 8.8")

$ 380.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL237907


Eye glasses - spectacles

"Crisoloras constantino politanus" with spectacles

Most likely the oldest printed illustration of eye glasses.

The portrait shows Manuel Cysoloras (1353-1415). He was a Byzantine diplomat. He was sent from Konstantinople to Western Europe at a time when the Turks threatened Byzanz. His mission was to collect money and the search for allies agains the Turks.

Also on this page: Portrait of St. Vincent, Baldus, a a doctor of jurisprudence, Nico, a Florentine medic.

Reverse side of woodcut: Council of Pisa (held in 1409) and portrait of Rupertusa duke in Bavaria.

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Cronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515).

Schedel, medical doctor, humanist and historian ist the author of the Cronicle. It was published by Anto Koberger (14440 / 45 - 1513), in Nuremberg in the year 1493 (Latin edition in the month of May, the very small and therefore rare German edition in December 1493).

Latin edition. Very good condition considering that the woodcut is over 500 years old.

45.5 x 32 cm (17.9 x 12.6")

$ 320.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235655 SOLD


Judas qui Tadeus apl ´s

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks: The Nuremberg Chronicle. Original hand coloring.

The story of this book is a story of superlatives. Hartmann Schedel, a medical doctor in Nuremberg who owned the most important private collection of books in all of Europe was the author. His library made the writing of this book possible. The writing and production of this book was teamwork. Among the more famous cooperators were Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and the painter and expert woodcutter Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) who became the first noted book illustrator. His most famous apprentice up to 1489 was Albrecht Dürer who is supposedly contributed two woodcuts to the Chronicle. Poet Konrad Celtis contributed the German text which was published in December of the same year. Backside is printed with text.

Print has some scattered spotting. Upper margin has been reinforced. No right margin.
Repair in lower right.

14 x 10.5 cm ( 5.5 x 4.1 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL236064SOLD


Symon apostolus

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks: The Nuremberg Chronicle. Original hand coloring.

The story of this book is a story of superlatives. Hartmann Schedel, a medical doctor in Nuremberg who owned the most important private collection of books in all of Europe was the author. His library made the writing of this book possible. The writing and production of this book was teamwork. Among the more famous cooperators were Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and the painter and expert woodcutter Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) who became the first noted book illustrator. His most famous apprentice up to 1489 was Albrecht Dürer who is supposedly contributed two woodcuts to the Chronicle. Poet Konrad Celtis contributed the German text which was published in December of the same year. Reverse side is printed with text.

Print has some scattered spotting. Repaired tear in left margin. Small repair in image only visible on the reverse side.

14 x 10.5 cm ( 5.5 x 4.1 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. SSCHEDEL236987SOLD


Türkei. - "Troja" (Troy - Troja)

The ancient city of Troy depicted from a European point of view.

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Original hand coloring. Superb. Royal!

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Published in: "Nuremberg Chronicle" . Page:XXXVI = 36

Where: Nuremberg

When: 1493

First edition. Latin language

Reverse side has related text print.

Above view of Troy we see portraits of three Toyan kings

Condition: Good for the age of 520 years. Browning from fingers turning pages in lower right margin corner

Upper right has a water spot. There are minor traces of age and use. Some small tears in margins have been repaired

Image of Troy: 19,7 x 22 cm (ca. 7.8 x 8.7")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238624


Reverse side:

"Ravenna"

Type of print: Woodcut

Color: Original hand coloring. Superb. Royal!

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Published in: "Nuremberg Chronicle" . Page: CXLII = 142)

Where: Nuremberg

When: 1493

First edition. Latin language

Reverse side has related text print.Plus four Popes: Symmachus, Hosmisdas, John and Felix

Above view of Troy we see portraits of three Troyan kings

Condition: Good for the age of 520 years. Browning from fingers turning pages in lower right margin corner

Upper right has a water spot. There are minor traces of age and use. Some small tears in margins have been repaired

Image of Troy: 20 x 22,2 cm (ca. 7.9 x 8.7")

$ 420.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238624


Title: Pope Aeneas Silvio Piccolomini (Pius II) meets Frederick III for coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in 1452

Type of Print: Woodcut

Color: Original. Superb. Royal!

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Published in: “Nuremberg Chronicle" . Page: CCLXVII = 267

Where: Nuremberg

When: 1493

First edition. Latin language

Reverse side has related text print.

Condition: General light age toning. Some spotting. A light waterstain in upper part. Near Very Good considering age. Especially because of oustanding original hand coloring

Image: 23,2 x 22,5 cm (ca. 9.1 x 8.9)

Sheet size: 42 x 28 ncm (ca. 16.5 x 11)

$ 750.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL238234

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Title: Theme: Thunderstorm over Constantinople in 1490

Type of Print: Woodcut

Publisher: Hartmann Schedel

Published in: “Nuremberg Chronicle" . Page: CCLII = 252

Where: Nuremberg

When: 1493

First edition. Latin language

For the first time in print the Hagia Sophia is shown with minarets after Mehmet II conquered Constantinople

The large view of Constatinople in the Nuremberg Chronicle does NOT show minarets.

Reverse side printed with portrait of Pope Alexander VI (Borgia)

And: The Jew Eleazar and his family are burned, because they were accused of blasphemy

Two tiny pinholes in upper area. Original crease in lower area. Condition: Near very good.

Image: 23,7 x 23 cm (ca. 9.3 x 9.1)

Sheet size: 23,7 x 23 cm (ca. 9.3 x 9.1)

$ 450.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL237236SOLD

REVERSE.


St. Mathew, apostle

Matheus apostolus

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks: The Nuremberg Chronicle. Original hand coloring.

The story of this book is a story of superlatives. Hartmann Schedel, a medical doctor in Nuremberg who owned the most important private collection of books in all of Europe was the author. His library made the writing of this book possible. The writing and production of this book was teamwork. Among the more famous cooperators were Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and the painter and expert woodcutter Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) who became the first noted book illustrator. His most famous apprentice up to 1489 was Albrecht Dürer who is supposedly contributed two woodcuts to the Chronicle. Poet Konrad Celtis contributed the German text which was published in December of the same year. Backside is printed with text.

Print has some scattered spotting. Lower margin has been reinforced. No right margin.

14 x 10.5 cm ( 5.5 x 4.1 ")

Order Nr. SANTO9621SOLD


Abraham, progenitor and patrirch equal to Jews, Christians and Moslems: a 15th century

portrait.

Reverse side: A godsent angel prevents the sacrifice of Isaak

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Cronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515).

Schedel, medical doctor, humanist and historian ist the author of the Cronicle. It was published by Anto Koberger (14440 / 45 - 1513), in Nuremberg in the year 1493 (Latin edition in the month of May, the very small and therefore rare German edition in December 1493).

very minor traces of age, considering that this woodcut is over 500 years old.

The entire sheet: 18.1 x 12.4"

$ 390.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235517


Minora of “Raby Moysen" (Mose)

Hand-colored woodcut from the Nuremberg Cronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515).

Schedel, medical doctor, humanist and historian ist the author of the Cronicle. It was published by Anto Koberger (14440 / 45 - 1513), in Nuremberg in the year 1493 (Latin edition in the month of May, the very small and therefore rare German edition in December 1493).

The minora is an important religious symbol in Judaism. The State of Israel carries it in its state coat of arms.

Front and back page of this important incunabila work show each a minora “of pure gold". The hand coloring was probably applied later.

Latin edition. Small, repaired hole in lower margin corner. signs of use in lower area.

Page measurements: 16.8 x 12.1"

$ 220.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235516SOLD

Kolorierter Holzschnitt aus der Weltchronik von Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515). Schedel war Arzt, umfangreich gebildeter Humanist und Historiker. Die Nürnberger Chronik, auch Schedelsche Weltchronik genannt, ist sein wichtigstes Werk. Das umfangreiche, grossformatige Werk entstand 1493 in Nürnberg. Anton Koberger (1440 bis 1445 - Geburtsjahr nicht genau bekannt - 1513) verlegte dieses extrem bedeutende Inkunabelwerk, zunächst in Latein (Mai 149, dann in deutscher Sprache (Dezember 1493).

Der hier vorliegende Holzschnitt zeigt auf Vorder- und Rückseite je eine Minora “aus purem Gold". Das Kolorit dürfte nachträglich aufgetragen worden sein.

Lateinische Ausgabe (Erstausgabe)

Die ganze Seite misst 42,7 x 30,7 cm

$ 220.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235516

Der siebenarmige Leuchter ist ein wichtiges religiöses Symbol des Judentums. Sie soll die Erleuchtung symbolisieren. Der Staat Israel hat die Minora in das Staatswappen aufgenommen. Moses erhielt auf dem Berg Sinai die Gesetzestafeln Gottes und den Auftrag, ein Heiligtum zu errichten. Es entstand die “Stiftshütte", zu der auch die Minora gehörte.


Individual parts of the tent of meeting (Jewish tabernacle)

Front side of woodcut:

Brazen altar

Altar of incense

High Priest cult clothing

Laver

Reverse side of woodcut:

Building parts of Tabernacle

Walls of Tabernacle made of acacia wood

Tablets of the Law

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Cronicle by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515).

Schedel, medical doctor, humanist and historian ist the author of the Cronicle. It was published by Anto Koberger (14440 / 45 - 1513), in Nuremberg in the year 1493 (Latin edition in the month of May, the very small and therefore rare German edition in December 1493).

Some traces of age and use. But generally and considering over 500 years of age: Very good condition

Size of sheet: 17.1 x 11.4"

$ 280.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235515

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Bestandteile der Stiftshütte, die Moses nach Gottes Auftrag errichten musste. Vorderseite des Holzschnitts:

Brandopferaltar,

Räucheraltar

Kleidung des Hoherpriesters

Wasserbecken

Rückseite des Holzuschnitts:

Bauteile des Tabernakels

Die Wände des Heiligtuzms aus Akazienholz

Die Gesetzestafeln

Holzschnitt aus der Weltchronik von Hartmann Schedel (1440-1515). Schedel war Arzt, umfangreich gebildeter Humanist und Historiker. Die Nürnberger Chronik, auch Schedelsche Weltchronik genannt, ist sein wichtigstes Werk. Das umfangreiche, grossformatige Werk entstand 1493 in Nürnberg. Anton Koberger (1440 bis 1445 - Geburtsjahr nicht genau bekannt - 1513) verlegte dieses extrem bedeutende Inkunabelwerk, zunächst in Latein (Mai 149, dann in deutscher Sprache (Dezember 1493).

Lateinische Ausgabe. Einige wenige Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren. Da über 500 Jahre alt: Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand

Maße des Holzschnitts: 43,5 x 29,0 cm

$ 280.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL235515


Macedonia

Above the image is unrelated text. On the reverse side is text (in Latin) about Macedonia, Magnesia,
Boecia, and Pelopones.

Print has a few light stains and spots in margins. Below the image is an unreadable word in
very old ink. Light ink marking to right of text. Repaired tear on upper margin edge.

Image size: 19 x 22.5 cm ( 7.4 x 8.8 ")
Page size: 43.8 x 30 cm ( 17.2 x 11.8 ")

$ 380.00

Order Nr. SCHEDEL0554


 


Detail of Appolonia. ( Patron Saint of Dentists )

"Appolonia"

Woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493.

In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks: The Nuremberg Chronicle.

The story of this book is a story of superlatives. Hartmann Schedel, a medical doctor in Nuremberg who owned the most important private collection of books in all of Europe was the author. His library made the writing of this book possible. The writing and production of this book was teamwork. Among the more famous cooperators were Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and the painter and expert woodcutter Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) who became the first noted book illustrator. His most famous apprentice up to 1489 was Albrecht Dürer who is supposedly contributed two woodcuts to the Chronicle. Poet Konrad Celtis contributed the German text which was published in December of the same year. Backside is printed with text and images.

The other saints on the front side are Abdon & Senen, Agatha, Appolonia, Serapion, Meniacus and Victoria.

On the reverse side are the Popes Lucius, Stephanus, Sixtus, Dionysius, and Felix.

Page is in very good except for a slight uneveness in the paper on the lower edge..

Page size: 39 x 25 cm ( 15.3 x 9.8 ")
Appolonia with halo: 6.6 cm (2.6 ")

$ 350.00

Order Nr.SCHEDEL238587


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