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SCHEDEL, H. - Basilae [ Basle, CCXLIIII ].

SCHEDEL, H. -  Basilae [ Basle, CCXLIIII ].
SCHEDEL, H. - Basilae [ Basle, CCXLIIII ].
Date: Nuremberg, 12 July 1493
Size: 253 x 520 mm.
Colouring: Coloured.
Condition: Very good condition, wide margins and attractive colours. Two sheets pasted together.

Description

A very fine view of Basle (253x520 cm). Verso showing the councils of Florence and Basle and two portraits.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunabel, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.
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.!
2,000€
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  • Reference N°: 29714
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