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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Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle

Institution Bavarian State Library. As with other books of the period, many of the woodcuts, showing towns, battles or kings were used more than once in the book, with the text labels merely changed; one count of the number of original woodcuts is Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Wolgemut and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff were first chroincarum to provide the illustrations inand a further contract of December 29, lober, commissioned manuscript layouts of the text and illustrations.

Description The Liber chronicaruma universal history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel —is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing. Find us on Facebook. The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities.

Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, For example, we see the Temple of Solomon and other landmarks depicted in the woodcut of Biblical Jerusalem see fig. The layouts for the illustration and typesetting of the book survive and show that the woodblock subjects were sketched at first and the text was then inscribed to fit within the remaining space.


The famous printer, Anton Kobergerthe largest printer and publisher in Germany at the time, was employed to print the book. Nico Israel The Nuremberg Chronicle receives much libber attention nowadays but the fact that some examples of the Latin edition and of the German edition are still in existence also testifies to the popularity of the Liber Chronicarum chrknicarum its own time also. A document from records that Latin versions and 60 German versions had not been sold.

Many copies of the book are coloured, with varying degrees of skill; there were specialist shops for this. Approximately Latin copies and German ones survive today.

For example, the death of Lorenzo di Medici is not recorded nor is the adoption of Roman law in Germany. S; Schreiber ; Goff S There is no coat of arms stamped on the cover or any of the pages.

They cut chroncarum blocks and used some several times for the final illustrations, the same cut often being used to illustrate different towns or people. The project was completed on 23 December The blocks and the archetype were to be returned to the patrons once the printing was completed.

The Nuremberg Chronicle – World Digital Library

Pennsylvania State University Press, The patrons agreed to advance gulden for paper, printing costs, and the distribution and sale of the book.

The colouring on some examples has been added much later, and some copies have been broken up for sale as decorative prints.


He earned a doctorate in medicine in Padua inthen settled in Nuremberg to practice medicine and collect books. Toggle navigation World Digital Library.

Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm Wolgemut, Michael, It is therefore claimed to be the first modern map of this region to appear in print. T he Gordon Newspaper Room opens at 8: Although this is possible, as he was apprenticed to Wohlgemut, this is doubted by other scholars.

The Nuremberg Chronicle

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg -? It is interesting to note that Latin and 60 German copies remained unsold. The Liber Chronicarum or the Nuremberg Chronicleas it is also known, is a history of the world from creation todividing earthly history into six ages: The view of Florence was adapted from an engraving by Francesco Rosselli. An estimated to Latin and to German copies were published. He quickly became the most successful publisher in Germany, eventually owning 24 printing presses and having many offices in Germany and abroad, from Lyon to Buda.

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 Chronicaum Staatsbibliothek in Munich.

The publication history of the Nuremberg Chronicle is perhaps the best documented of any book printed of that period. Previous ownership of this copy is unknown.