1493 – H. Schedel – Littaw
Description: “De Sarmacia regione Europe. De Regno Polonie et eius initio.”
Very rare decorative sheet of a beautiful landscape with a bird’s eye view of Sarmatia and Polish & Lithuanian castles, located above an imaginary river that joins the sea. Below view a brief history and description of geography of Lithuania. The verso includes a smaller view of a medieval Prussian city.
This sheet comes from the german edition of Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, printed by Koberger in 1493 in Nuremberg. 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 text was compiled and edited by Hartmann Schedel, printed by Anton Koberger, with illustrations designed by Michael Wohlgemuth and Willem Pleydenwurff, who cut the woodblocks, probably with the assistance of their apprentice, Albrecht Durer.
Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size: 40,7 x 28,7 cm
Technique: wood block
Very good condition, strong press on watermarked paper, two small worm holes present. Beautiful hand coloring.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1493 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!
On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.