1493 – H. Schedel – Roma
Titles: “Roma” & “Genua”
One of the earliest views of the cities Rome & Genoa (verso) and the only large format 15th Century illustration of the Rome from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, printed by Koberger in Nuremberg, 1493.
The view is based on the plan of Giacopo Filippo. Easily recognisable the Castel de San Angelo, the Vatican, Colosseum, Pantheon, Belvedere and Mausoleum of Hadrian.
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. German edition.
Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size: 61,5 x 47,0 cm
Technique: wood block
Good condition compare to the age, strong press on handmade paper. Attractive hand coloring. Few marginal tears restored.
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