Sexta Etas Mundi. CXCVI.
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Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.
RECTO with two portraits of Kings and an early representation of a Comet with accompanying test "In this year an unusual star was seen toward the south and west at vespers on Friday of the first week of Lent. It shone for 25 days, always at the same hour, and a great beam was seen coming from the east. Afterwards, on Maundy Thursday, the day of the Lord’s Supper, two moons appeared in the morning, one in the east, the other in the west. Before long a comet with long flaming streamers appeared, and to it a monk said, Have you come as the mother of lamentations? I have seen you for some time, but now I look upon you as one who threatens the destruction of this fatherland.".
VERSO : Three portraits of Bishops two of them holding a book.
In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks. With the help of others, including the globe maker Martin Behaim, Doctor Hartmann Schedel compiled and published a Chronicle of the World now known as the Nuremberg Chronicle. Printed by Anton Koberger, and financed by Sebald Schreyer in Latin and German editions.
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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