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Nuremberga. [Nüremberg] Folio. C. and XCIX.
Selling price: $3100
Sold in 2014
As most town view in the book are imaginary views, the view of Nuremberg as being the town where the book was published, the view must be one of the few accurate.
In the lower right corner Ulman Stromer's paper mill. This was the first picture of a paper mill to be used in a European book.
One of 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
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
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