1493 – H. Schedel – Saxonia
Title: “Saxonia magna germanie provincia”
One of the oldest fantasy landscape with bird’s eye view of the historical landscape of Saxony, Germany from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle. Verso text and several little woodcuts including popes and kings.
The engraving comes from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut and Albrecht Dürer, printed by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg, 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 book of the 15th. century. Latin edition.
Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size: 43,8 x 29,5 cm
Technique: wood block
Good condition. A few wormholes present.
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