The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in , or Nuremberg Chronicle as it is generally called, is one of the . Liber Chronicarum. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg – Nuremberg). Publisher: Published by Anton Koberger (German. (Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg.

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Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg -? Pigskin binding, stamping, corner bosses, repaired clasps, rebacked.

Nuremberg Chronicle – Wikipedia

Some marginalia Inscribed on title page, in at least two different hands: The Liber chronicarumalso known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is one of most celebrated books to be issued during the early years of printing, mainly because of its 1, glorious images. Hartmann Schedela doctor and scholar in Nuremberg, wrote this history, beginning at the ,iber of Genesis and continuing through biblical and Roman history to his contemporary history of Nuremberg, leaving blank pages for the reader to fill in before ending his text with the Apocalypse.


Though he considered himself a humanist and used many Latin classical sources, Schedel followed the medieval tradition of copying from various sources, many of which we can trace because much of his library remained intact and is in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich.

An amazing amount of information is known about the making of the Nuremberg Chronicle because contracts and exemplars survive. The main contract was dated December 29, ; the work began, however, with agreements made during and Two merchants, Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaistersubsidized the undertaking liebr contracted the two artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff d.

Exemplars were the manuscript layouts with sketches to show the arrangement of texts and images to the printer, Anton Koberger c. There were two exemplars for the Nuremberg Chronicle, one for the Latin version written by Schedel and another for the German translation by George Alt c.

The Latin edition was finished on July 12,and the German on December 23, There are extant copies of the Latin edition and of the German. It has libef estimated that a bound and colored copy cost six guilders.

Its binding is pigskin. The design consists of figures in stamped, rectangular boxes and differs on the cheonicarum and back. At some point it was re-backed, indicating that the material covering the spine was replaced, and there are corner bosses and two metal clasps with leather hinges repaired.


So much paper was needed that Koberger had to use many sources, all of which contained different watermarks. Not all copies are colored, however: Previous ownership of this copy is unknown. There is no coat of arms stamped on the cover or any of the pages.

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There is a handwritten note, datedon the index chromicarum page; however, if anyone is named, it is not decipherable. Laurence to the many other architectural features such as the castle, towers, city gate, and bridge, as well as the paper mill in the bottom right corner.

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