Sexta Etas Mundi. Folium. CCXVII (dancers of Maastricht).
$450 / ≈ €420
The verso side is printed with Latin text and depicts Popes Martinus and other, and a scene of two men holding back a sea lion with a fishing net.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Chronicle Nuremberg Chronicles, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks.
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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