history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (–), is one of the most. Or “The Nuremberg Chronicle”. Editor Anton Koberger. Nuremberg, Latin and German editions. German translation by Georg Alt (). The World. The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton The text is a universal history of the Christian world from the beginning of times.

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Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle

Along with the rest of Schedel’s library, the book became part of the library of Johann Jacob Fugger, which in came into the possession of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria. Retrieved from ” https: In ov projects Wikimedia Commons. Hartmann Schedel 13 February — 28 November was a German physician, humanisthistorianand one of the first cartographers to use the printing press.

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.

This brilliantly colored copy, owned by Schedel, contains valuable additional matter, such as Erhard Etzlaub’s map of the road to Rome. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Latin scholars refer to it as Liber Chronicarum Book of Chronicles as this phrase appears in the index introduction of the Latin edition. An album he had bound inwhich once contained five engravings by Jacopo de’ Barbariprovides important evidence for dating de’ Ahrtmann work.

Because they had to be handwritten, books were previously rare and very expensive.

Approximately Latin and German copies survived into the twenty-first century. English -speakers have long referred to it as the Nuremberg Chronicle after the city in which it was published. In the meantime, a German translation was commissioned by the two financiers to Georg Alt circaa scribe at Nuremberg treasury, and the German edition was printed alongside the Latin one between January and December Drawn by the author from multiple medieval and Renaissance sources, such as Bede, Vincent of Beauvais, Martin of Tropau, Flavius Blondus, Bartolomeo Platina and Philippus de Bergamo Iacopo Filippo Forestathe Chronicle also incorporates hartmmann and historical information on European countries and towns.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Schedel was also a notable collector of books, art and old master prints.

Hartmann Schedel, author of the chronicle, was an avid collector of both Italian Renaissance and German humanist works. A drawing by Wolgemut for the elaborate frontispiece, datedis in the British Museum.

The view of Florence was adapted from an engraving by Francesco Rosselli. Treasures of the Library: Physicianhumanist, historian, cartographer. The Council controlled all aspects of printing and craft activities, including the size of each profession and the quality, quantity and type of goods produced.

Woodcut of NurembergNuremberg Chronicle. 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 tne technically advanced works of early printing. A second contract, between the patrons and the printer, was executed in March, Many copies of the book are coloured, with varying degrees of skill; there were specialist shops for hartmanh.

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Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, Thirty-five patrician families comprised the City Council. An estimated to Latin and to German copies were published. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ahrtmann Chronicle. It contains woodcuts produced from blocks.


Matheolus Perusinus served as his tutor. The colouring on some examples has been added much later, and some copies have been broken up for sale as decorative prints. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Physical Description pages: The Chronicle was first published in Latin on 12 Teh in the city of Nuremberg.


Biblical paraphrases books Incunabula German literature German chronicles 15th-century history books 15th-century Latin books World Digital Library exhibits. During his life time Parker assembled an impressive library of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books, which he bequeathed to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This and other sources were used where possible; where no information was available a number of stock images were used, and reused up to eleven times. The blocks and the archetype were to be returned to the patrons once the printing was completed. According to an inventory done inSchedel’s personal library contained manuscripts and printed books.

He was born and died in Nuremberg. Want to know more? Anton Kobergerprinter of the Nuremberg Chronicleprinted the first humanist book in Nuremberg in The woodcut illustrations of a number of copies, both in Latin and in vernacular, were also supplied with hand colouring by contemporary German artists.