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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Two Nuremberg merchants, Sebald Schreyer — and his son-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister —commissioned the Latin version of the chronicle. This brilliantly colored copy, owned by Schedel, contains valuable additional matter, such as Erhard Etzlaub’s map of the road to Rome. At his height, Koberger ran 24 presses and employed craftsmen. The map provides a window onto the late medieval imagination.

There are extant copies of the Latin edition and of the German. Under the ‘More’ menu you can find metadata about the itemany transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.

During his life time Parker assembled an impressive library of Medieval and Renaissance lber and early printed books, chronicsrum he bequeathed to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page: For example, chronicaruj see the Temple of Solomon and other landmarks depicted in the woodcut of Biblical Jerusalem see fig. As with other books of the period, many of the woodcuts, showing towns, battles or kings were used more than once in the book, with the text labels merely changed; one count of the number of original woodcuts is The author used passages from the classical and medieval works in this collection to compose the text of Chronicle.

Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle

The layouts for the illustration and typesetting of the book survive and show that the woodblock subjects were sketched at first and the text was then inscribed to fit within the remaining space. It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text.


Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. However, in some of the depictions of the more important cities such as Jerusalem and Constantinople an effort has been made to put in recognisable landmarks. Date Created July 12, The views of towns, some authentic, some invented or copied from older models, are of both artistic and topographical interest.

The Nuremberg Chronicle

In fact, it is estimated that around copies of the Latin edition and of the German edition were printed. An amazing amount of information is known about the making of the Nuremberg Chronicle because contracts and exemplars survive. Sebastian Kammermeister and Sebald Schreyer financed the printing in a contract dated March 16,although chronicarjm had been well under way for several years. The Renaissance Print, — Celebrated for its fine and profuse woodcut illustrations, the Nuremberg Chronicle includes two double-page maps: Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, Exemplars were the manuscript layouts with sketches to show the arrangement of texts and images to the printer, Anton Koberger c.

He quickly became the most successful publisher in Germany, eventually owning 24 printing presses and having many offices in Germany and abroad, from Lyon to Buda. The illustration for the 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 Although dominated by a conservative aristocracy, Nuremberg was a center of northern humanism.

Approximately Latin copies and German ones survive today. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Find us on Facebook. The author of the text, Hartmann Schedelwas a medical doctor, humanist and book collector.

Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle

The Council controlled all aspects of printing and craft activities, including the size chronicaurm each profession and the quality, quantity and type of goods produced. A drawing by Wolgemut for the elaborate frontispiece, datedis in the British Museum. Nico Israel,42, 46, Pen and black ink.

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Laurence to the many other architectural features such as the castle, towers, city gate, and bridge, as well as the paper mill in the bottom right corner. Scholars estimate that approximately Latin copies and German ones were printed. Six Ages of the World.

chronicwrum Though he considered himself a humanist and used many Latin classical sources, Schedel followed the medieval tradition of copying from various sources, many of which we can trace because much of his library remained intact and is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich.

It is interesting to note that Latin and 60 German copies remained unsold. Woodcut of NurembergNuremberg Chronicle.

It contains woodcuts produced from blocks. No Contents List Available. Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Jews burned alive during the southern German pogroms of Previous ownership of this copy is unknown.

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He earned a doctorate in medicine in Padua inthen settled in Nuremberg to practice medicine and collect books. Among the scenes are a six-armed man, a centaur, a four-eyed man from a coastal tribe in Ethiopia, a dog-headed man from the Simien Mountains, a cyclops, a man with a single giant foot, a man with a huge lower lip, a man with ears hanging down to his waist, and other frightening and fanciful creatures.

It is one of the finest illustrated books of the fifteenth century with illustrations of biblical scenes, major cities, characters from myths and fables, the genealogical tables of emperors see fig.

Liber chronicarum, Nuremberg, The collection also includes the original manuscript copies of the work in Latin and German. So much paper was needed that Koberger had libsr use many sources, all of which contained different watermarks. He borrowed most frequently from another humanist chronicle, Supplementum Chronicarumby Jacob Philip Foresti of Bergamo. Not all copies are colored, however: Two merchants, Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaistersubsidized the undertaking and contracted the two artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff d.

Price realised GBP 67, Pigskin binding, chroonicarum, corner bosses, repaired clasps, rebacked.

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