1493 – H. Schedel – Florencia
One of the earliest views of the Florencia city by Hartmann Schedel from the Latin edition of the “Liber chronicarum” published in 1493. The view is based on the large manuscript plan, six-sheet, of Francesco Roselli. Verso showing the genealogy of the Syrian kings and priests.
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: 61,0 x 43,7 cm
Technique: wood block
In good condition compare to the age, strong press on watermarked handmade paper. Professional minor restorations along the central fold.
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