1493 – H. Schedel – Italia Portugalia
Titles: “Italia” & “Portugalia”
The imaginary view of Italy and Portugal by Hartmann Schedel from the Latin edition of the “Liber chronicarum” 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: 28,2 x 40,2 cm
Technique: wood block
In very good condition compare to the age, strong press on hand made paper. Few marginal restorations.
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