Book/Printed Material The Nuremberg Chronicle. Liber chronicarum

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Title

  • The Nuremberg Chronicle.

Other Title

  • Liber chronicarum

Summary

  • The Liber chronicarum, a universal history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (1440--1514), is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing. It contains 1809 woodcuts produced from 645 blocks. The Nuremberg entrepreneur Sebald Schreyer and his brother-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister, financed the production of the book. Michael Wolgemut and his son-in-law Wilhelm Pleydenwurff executed the illustrations in around 1490, a time when their workshop was at its artistic peak and the young Albrecht Dürer was just completing his apprenticeship there. The views of towns, some authentic, some invented or copied from older models, are of both artistic and topographical interest. This brilliantly colored copy, owned by Schedel, contains valuable additional matter, such as Erhard Etzlaub's map of the road to Rome. Along with the rest of Schedel's library, the book became part of the library of Johann Jacob Fugger, which in 1571 came into the possession of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria.

Contributor Names

  • Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm Illustrator.
  • Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514 Creator.
  • Wolgemut, Michael, 1434-1519 Illustrator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, 1493-07-12.

Subject Headings

  • -  Germany
  • -  5500 B.C. to 1493
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Bible. Old Testament
  • -  Chronology
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Illuminations

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Rar. 287"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 326 pages : illustrations.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666735

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm Illustrator, Hartmann Schedel, and Michael Wolgemut. The Nuremberg Chronicle. [place of publication not identified: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, -07-12, 1493] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666735/.

APA citation style:

Pleydenwurff, W. I., Schedel, H. & Wolgemut, M. (1493) The Nuremberg Chronicle. [place of publication not identified: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, -07-12] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666735/.

MLA citation style:

Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm Illustrator, Hartmann Schedel, and Michael Wolgemut. The Nuremberg Chronicle. [place of publication not identified: Anton Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, -07-12, 1493] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666735/>.