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SCHEDEL, H. - Papal council, and portraits of different saints . . .Exta etas mundi Foliu CXVIII.

SCHEDEL, H. -  Papal council, and portraits of different saints . . .Exta etas mundi Foliu CXVIII.
Papal council, and portraits of different saints . . .Exta etas mundi Foliu CXVIII. - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : Papal council, and portraits of different saints . . .Exta etas mundi Foliu CXVIII..
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 15.7 x 10.8 inches. / 40.0 x 27.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :A large woodcut of a papal council, and portraits of different saints emperors and kings, on a large leaf of the famous Liber chronicarum by Hartmann-Schedel. First and Latin edition of this famous and profusely illustrated incunabula, describing the history of mankind.
VERSO: A larger woodcut of a papal council with a dove as inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations.
The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe.

A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!




Condition : Wine stains on engraved area. Else a good and dark impression.


ID: 26864

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