Liber Chronicarum [The Nuremberg Chronicle]

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Creator

Hartmann Scheduel

Title

Liber Chronicarum [The Nuremberg Chronicle]

Publisher

Anton Koberger

Date

12 July 1493

Coverage

Nuremberg

Subject

First edition

Description

The Nuremberg Chronicle is one of the most iconic books of the incunable period. It recounts a universal history of the Christian world up to 1493, richly illustrated with over 1800 woodcuts from 645 blocks. (Many of the cuts are repeated throughout the book.) 

This copy has fine initials supplied in red and blue, elaborate marginal penwork flourishing, and contemporary hand-coloring on three woodcuts, including the map of the world and the map of Northern Europe. It bears a presentation inscription to an unnamed royal figure, perhaps Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (1712-1780).

Language

Latin