history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (–), is one of the most. Or “The Nuremberg Chronicle”. Editor Anton Koberger. Nuremberg, Latin and German editions. German translation by Georg Alt (). The World. The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton The text is a universal history of the Christian world from the beginning of times.

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A document from records that Latin versions and 60 German versions had not been worl. The chronicle is an illustrated world history, in which the contents are divided into seven ages:.


Want to know more? Uncolored Nuremberg Chronicle World Map Title in Original Language Liber chronicarum.

This brilliantly colored copy, owned by Chroniclf, contains valuable additional matter, such as Erhard Etzlaub’s map of the road to Rome. Old Testament Chronology Cities and towns Illuminations.

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English -speakers have long referred to it as the Nuremberg Chronicle after the city in which it was published. The woodcut illustrations of a number of copies, both in Hartmamn and in vernacular, were also supplied with schedwl colouring by contemporary German artists.

According to an inventory done inSchedel’s personal library contained manuscripts and printed books. He borrowed most frequently from another humanist chronicle, Supplementum Chronicarumby Jacob Philip Foresti of Bergamo.

The Chronicle was first published in Latin on 12 July in the city of Nuremberg. Institution Bavarian State Library. Because they had to be handwritten, books were previously rare and very expensive. Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm Wolgemut, Michael, During his life time Parker assembled an impressive library of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books, which he bequeathed to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in Physical Description pages: Physicianhumanist, historian, cartographer.


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The Nuremberg Chronicle

Hartmann Schedel 13 February — 28 November was a German physician, humanisthistorianand one of the first cartographers to use the printing press. Under the ‘More’ menu you can find metadata chronicld the itemany transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.

Six Ages of the World. The Renaissance Print, — Views Read Edit View history. Along with the rest of Schedel’s library, the book became part of the library of Johann Jacob Fugger, which in came into the possession of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria.

This section needs additional citations for verification. The author used passages from the classical and medieval works in this collection to compose the text of Chronicle.

The patrons agreed to advance gulden for paper, printing costs, and the distribution and sale of the book.

German Wikisource has original text related to this article: This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: You can also embed the viewer into your own website or blog using the code below: The Chronicle is one of the seventy-five books that he donated to the University in the same year, along with twenty-five manuscripts, and is by far the most wrld illustrated.

The blocks and the archetype were to be returned to the patrons once the printing was completed. Woodcut of NurembergNuremberg Chronicle. Anton Kobergerprinter of the Nuremberg Chronicleprinted the first humanist book in Nuremberg in The views of towns, some authentic, some invented or copied from older models, are of both artistic and topographical interest. The illustration for the city of Venice is adapted from a much larger woodcut of by Erhard Reuwich in the chronidle illustrated printed travel book, the Sanctae Perigrinationes of Matheolus Perusinus served as his tutor.


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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 hartmanh changed; one count of the number of original woodcuts is An estimated to Latin and to German copies were published.

A second contract, between the patrons and the printer, was executed in March, Toggle navigation World Digital Library. It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the if to successfully integrate illustrations and text. This and other sources were used where possible; where no information was available a number of stock images were used, and reused up to eleven times. Wolgemut and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff were first commissioned to provide the illustrations inand a further contract of Cronicle 29,commissioned manuscript layouts of the text and illustrations.