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Chronicle of the World 1493

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1493's must-have history book and city guide by Hartmann Schedel
Hartmann Schedels Weltchronik, or Chronicle of the World (better known today as the Nuremberg Chronicle, after the German city in which it was created), was a groundbreaking encyclopedic work and at the time the most lavishly illustrated book ever printed in Europe.

Both a historical reference work and a contemporary inventory of urban culture at the end of the 15th century, the Chronicle was to have a remarkable influence on the cultural, ecclesiastical and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. It was particularly notable for its vast quantity of woodcut illustrations (more than 1,800) depicting events from the Bible, human monstrosities, portraits of kings, queens, saints and martyrs, and allegorical pictures of miracles, as well as views of a great number of ""modern"" cities, many of which had never been documented before.

Today, copies of the Chronicle sell for up to 800,000 dollars; weve procured a rare hand-colored copy, true to the original in every respect, and created a complete facsimile of utmost quality. In case you dont read Middle High German, the comprehensive annex, with summaries of the books main stories, provides a user-friendly way to explore this amazing historical masterpiece.

About the Author

The Author -

Stephan Füssel is director of the Institute for Book Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, and holder of the Gutenberg Chair at the same university. He has published prolifically on the early days of printing, the sale and publication of books between the 18th and 20th centuries, and the future of communications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836544498
Author:
Fussel, Stephan
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
25
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
680
Dimensions:
11.4 x 8 in 6 lb

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