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Publisher: SCHEDEL, H.
Title: Carthage, etc.
Published in: Nuremberg 12 July 1493
Size: 15.7 x 10.8 inches.
40.0 x 27.5 cm.

Condition: Margin short, left hand margin under laid. Else good condition.
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Third-page woodcut from the famous Liber chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle of Hartmann-Schedel 1493, the first and Latin edition of this famous and profusely illustrated incunabula, describing the history of mankind. Numbered XL (40).
RECTO: Different portraits of persons in connection with the descent of Christ, branching from one to another, among these are ao Boos, Noemi, Ruth and others.
VERSO: portraits of scholars, and a view on Carthage, 1/3 page in size.
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.

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