1493 – H. Schedel – Erfordia


Description:           “Erfordia”


The oldest panoramic view of Erfurt from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, printed by Koberger in 1493 in Nuremberg. Verso text and nine little woodcuts including popes and kings.

The woodcut shows Erfurt from the east with the bridge in front of the Krämpfertor, also called Osttor, crosses the Gera. A landmark of the city is the on the woodcut right to see Petersberg with the indicated Benedictine monastery and the Peterskirche. On the left is the Domberg with the two collegiate churches Beatae Mariae Virginis (Dom) and Sancti Severi. Between both churches lies the large cathedral staircase.

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:         57,3 x 39,7 cm
Year:                     1493
Technique:           wood block

Very good condition compare to the age, strong press on watermarked paper. Centrefold separation professionally repaired. Top margin is missing.

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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