Full page with the still Gothic woodcuts from Mer des Histoires.
Notice the Gothic pinacles of the edge decoration.
From Mer des Histoires. The first edition of this French translation of Rudimentum Novitiorum (Lubeck 1475), was published in 1488. This is from an early French edition published in Paris after the reign of King Louis XII (1498-1515) during the reign of French the first (1515-1547).
Presumably from the edition of 1517, the wood cuts in remarkable fresh condition and early print. I only have a few pages, not the title page so there is no absolute certainty.
It is a page from a very valuable work. A later edition from 1543 was sold for at least 7500 USD.
An incunabulum is printed between 1450-1500, a post-incunabulum is supposedly printed before 1540.
Layout: Double columns of 52 lines. Indication of the chapter at the top centre. These prints were intended to approach the original manuscripts as closely as possible. The logs replaced the miniatures.
Although the page is almost 400 years old, the condition is good. Fresh print and nice letter.
- Post incunabel
- Title of artwork
- Mer des histoires - volblad met twee houtsneden - Mozes
- Not signed
- In very good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 100×75 mm
- Total dimensions
- 310×200×1 mm