Original incunabulum leaf (Folium 29) from the Nuremberg Chronicle of Hartmann Schedel, from the German edition from 1493.
An incunabulum is a book that was printed in Europe before 1 January 1501, when printing was still in its infancy and the text was set in loose type. Incunabula are nowadays rarely seen on the market.
The Nuremberg Chronicle (Liber Chronicarum) by Hartmann Schedel is one of the most famous and best illustrated incunabula. The beautiful woodcuts were made by Michael Wohlgemut (1434/37-1519) and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1450-1494), who was a teacher of Albrecht Dürer. Dürer also contributed to many of the woodcuts in this incunabulum.
The beautifully coloured woodcuts on recto of Folio XXIX show ‘Job's ordeal’ and various portraits of i.a. Greek mythological kings; on verso a beautiful woodcut of ‘Moses and the burning bush’ and the family tree of Aaron, the elder brother of Moses.
This is not a facsimile edition, but an original leaf that was printed in the 15th century - 528 years old!
Rare in coloured version.
Dimensions of the leaf: 43.2 × 30 cm.
Print dimensions: 37 × 23 cm.
Beautifully coloured leaf in good condition, light signs of use and spots, some tears in the white border. The pictures provide a good impression.
- Single sheet
- Number of Books
- Incunabel sheet
- Author/ Illustrator
- Hartmann Schedel/ Wohlgemut/ Pleydenwurff
- Book Title
- Origineel Incunabel blad uit de Kroniek van Neurenberg
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Number of pages
- 43.2×30 cm