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1493 – H. Schedel – Praga

Title:                      “Praga”​

​​First printed view of Prague, Czech Republic, by Hartmann Schedel from the Latin edition of the “Liber chronicarum” published in 1493. The woodcut is quiet realistic and we can easily recognize the key features of Charles Bridge, Vitus Cathedral, Lesser Town and Old Town as seen from the Vyšehrad Castle location from which the view is drawn. Seven woodblock engravings present on verso, including the comet of 1351, locusts, several portraits and religious leaders, and villagers being burned alive.

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:             56,5 x 39,8 cm
Year:                       1493
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Attractive hand coloring. Few small restorations in the lower corners. Narrow upper margin.
This is a genuine 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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