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1493 – H. Schedel – Argentina

Titles:           “Argentina / Straßburg”


One of the earliest views of the Strasbourg city by Hartmann Schedel from the Latin edition of the “Liber cronicarum: cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi” published in 1493.

The Nuremberg Chronicles was the first printed history of the known world with about 2000 woodcuts the most picturesque work of the early time of printing. It became one of the most popular books of the 15th. century. The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, teacher of Albrecht Dürer and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger.

Cartographer:      Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size:               57,3 x 42,7 cm
Year:                         1493
Technique:            wood block

In good condition compare to the age, strong press on handmade paper. Professional restorations along the central fold and margin. Attractive hand coloring.

This is an original antique map published in 1493 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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