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. Latin edition.

Page number: CCLXXXI

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:            44,9 x 31,0 cm
Year:                       1493
Technique:           wood block

In very good condition compare to the age, strong press on hand made paper.

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

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