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SCHEDEL, Hartmann. - [Text page with Saints, Kings and Popes.] Terta Etas Mundi. Foliu. CXLIIII
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[Text page with Saints, Kings and Popes.] Terta Etas Mundi. Foliu. CXLIIII - SCHEDEL, Hartmann.
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Title : [Text page with Saints, Kings and Popes.] Terta Etas Mundi. Foliu. CXLIIII.
Map maker : SCHEDEL, Hartmann..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 13.8 x 8.7 inches. / 35.0 x 22.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Latin text page with woodcuts on recto verso of Saints, Kings and Popes, including Pope Benedict XIV and Saint Scolastica. Benedict XIV is best known to history as a student and a scholar. His enormous application coupled with more than ordinary cleverness of mind made him one of the most erudite men of his time and saint Scolastica is that she would, once a year, go and visit her brother at his abbey, and they would spend the day worshiping together and discussing sacred texts and issues. Also on recto a woodcut of a medieval village.
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 o f 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.A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
Condition : Some marginal browning and staining. Overall toning. Dark impression on large sheet. Else very good condition.
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