SCHEDEL (HARTMANN) Liber Chronicarum, 1497
Lot 254
Liber Chronicarum, Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1 February, 1497
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Liber Chronicarum, 364 leaves (of 366, wanting 2 blanks), 51 lines and headline, double column, Gothic letter, 2 xylographic titles, over 1800 woodcut illustrations including the large map of Northern Europe (often missing: folded, shaved at upper margin, a few neat fold repairs on verso), 2- to 8-line initials, tiny single wormhole to approximately 25 opening leaves, short neat tear repaired to lower margin of 9 leaves (touching letters on 4), folio 7 with margins shortened, occasional toning and light dampstain in lower margin of a few leaves but generally good, a few ink marginalia and underlinings, several early ink ownership annotations including Canonical lawyer of Regensburg (1602) and small ink stamp "Verkaufte Doublette" on title, nineteenth century marbled boards, rubbed [ISTC is00308000; BMC II 370; Goff S308; GW M40786], folio (279 x 198mm.), Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1 February, 1497


  • A reduced version of the celebrated Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493, but considerably rarer than the original. This is the first Latin edition printed by Schönsperger, and includes fine impressions of the illustrations reduced from Wohlgemuth and Pleydenwurff's originals.
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