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SCHEDEL, H. - Tercia Etas Mundi. Folium.XXV

SCHEDEL, H. -  Tercia Etas Mundi. Folium.XXV
Tercia Etas Mundi. Folium.XXV - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : Tercia Etas Mundi. Folium.XXV.
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 17.2 x 12.0 inches. / 43.8 x 30.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :The Latin text page is illustrated with a depictions of Kings, Noble men and women and scientists.
RECTO : The series to the left is devoted to three mythological gods of ancient Greece: Sol, the sun, or king of light Diana, the goddess of the hunt, and Ceres, the goddess of grain. All three are pictured as medieval characters, and none carry the symbols of their divinity.
Left part of a genealogical tree with in upper left corner Levi who was the father of all the Levites, from whom all the priesthood sprang.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks.
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.
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
old map
Condition : Letter press with wood block prints. Size of the sheet : 438x305mm. Dark impression on large sheet. Good condition.


ID: 30372

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