SCHEDEL, HARTMANN. Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, July 12, 1493.
Lot 3136
SCHEDEL, HARTMANN. Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, July 12, 1493.
US$ 50,000 - 70,000
£31,000 - 44,000

Lot Details
SCHEDEL, HARTMANN.
Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, July 12, 1493.
Folio (423 x 292 mm). 323 leaves (of 328, without the final two blanks, including 4 of 5 leaves of the supplement "De Sarmacia," without the blank between folio 266-7, and without folio 261, which is blank except for headlines and foliation). [xx], CCXCIX, [CCC], [4] ll. Approximately 1,809 woodcut illustrations printed from 645 blocks by Wohlgemut, Pleydenwurff and possibly Albrecht Dürer, including 29 double-page town views, 8 full-page woodcuts, and double-page maps of the World [Shirley 19] and of Europe by Hieronymus Münzer after Nicolas Khrypffs. Early mottled sheep, spine gilt. Title-page expertly re-margined, subsequent leaf with tear from margin, a number of repaired tears and several reinforced leaves throughout, a few instances of minor worming in margins, dampstain affecting last few gatherings, occasional soiling and early marginalia, binding worn, sold w.a.f.
Provenance: Bibliotheca Bonisolary, Jacobi de Bardis, 1618 (inscription on f.267).

FIRST EDITION OF THE NUREMBERG CHRONICLE, the most extensively illustrated book published in the 15th century. BMC II, 437 (IC. 7451-3); Goff S-307; HC *14508.
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