1493 – H. Schedel – Buja
One of the earliest incunable double-leaf view of the city Budapest published in Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, woodcut made by Michael Wolgemut and printed by Koberger in 1493 in Nuremberg. The City of Buda, since 1873 consolidated as one municipality with Pest. In the foreground is the Danube. To the left is the burg or fortress, surrounded by a wall. In the gable of one of the numerous buildings within this enclosure appears a crown and two shields. The castle of Buda, actually located on a high elevation above the city, is shown on low ground. The residences of the city are closely packed about the churches. The only topographical eminence is in the right background—a low, bald hill. The river shown without shipping, bridges or wharves, no signs of life.
Schedel’s view of Budapest is one of the earliest obtainable views of the City and realistically the only large format 15th Century illustration available to collectors!
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. Latin edition.
Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size: 59,5 x 45,0 cm
Technique: wood block
Very good condition compare to the age, strong press on watermarked paper. Minor restoration at centre fold as usual.
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!