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SCHEDEL, H. - [Text page with Saint Appolonia, the patron saint of dentistry, Kings, Queens, Saints and Popes. Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXX ].
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[Text page with Saint Appolonia, the patron saint of dentistry, Kings, Queens, Saints and Popes. Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXX ]. - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : [Text page with Saint Appolonia, the patron saint of dentistry, Kings, Queens, Saints and Popes. Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CXX ]..
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 13.8 x 8.7 inches. / 35.0 x 22.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Text page with woodcuts of Abdon & Senen, Agatha, Appolonia, Serapion, Meniacus, Victoria. With a wood cut of Apolonia (7x5cm.), the patron saint of dentistry. Because of the torture Saint Apolonia endured people frequently pray her when they have a toothache and hence she has become the patron saint of dentistry. She is generally depicted in art holding a gold tooth with a pincers.
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, whose printing were famous throughout Europe
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
Condition : Some light marginal staining. Dark impression on large sheet. Else in good condition.
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