Roma. - Genua - Folium CXXX [Rome and Genua]
$1500 / ≈ €1304
Estimate: $1900 - $2000
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One of the earliest obtainable view of this period.
Like all images from the Chronicle a bit imaginary, however the Castel de San Angelo, the Vatican, Coliseum, Pantheon, Belvedere and Mausoleum of Hadrian are clearly depicted.
On verso a view of Genoa. Two page illustration 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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