Carthage, etc. [Foliu XL ]
$100 / ≈ €91
Page from the famous Liber chronicarum 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 Boos, Noemi, Ruth and others.
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.!
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