Madeburga [ Maagdenburg Folio CLXXX ] - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : Madeburga [ Maagdenburg Folio CLXXX ].
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 7.7 x 20.1 inches. / 19.5 x 51.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :Double page panoramic town-view of Magdeburg. A imaginary view, however the earliest obtainable view of this period.
Two page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.
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
The ship in the storm off Constantinople served as a model for the ship in the view of Magdeburg.
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
Condition : Double page wood cut. Two sheets joined, excellent.
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