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SCHEDEL, H. - [Title page ] Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica..

SCHEDEL, H. - [Title page ]  Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica..
[Title page ] Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica.. - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : [Title page ] Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica...
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 14.8 x 9.4 inches. / 37.5 x 24.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :First page to Nuremberg Chronicle, the richest illustrated Incunabel, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. This impressive woodcut depicts God the Father seated on a throne surrounded by the firmament. Cherubs cavort in the heavens above and two devilish creatures holding armorial crests are at bottom. A banner (in Latin) reads, God said Let there Be and all things were made.
VERSO: Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica.. with blanc space to place a initial.

The wood cut is coloured in recent but period correct colours.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemuth, 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 : Some paint smudging of large manuscript initial from verso, upper right corner. Upper and lower margins weakened. Worm holes in the upper left corner.


ID: 28628

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