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1493 – H. Schedel – Venecie

Titles:           “Venecie” & “Padua


One of the earliest views of the cities Venice & Padua (verso) by Hartmann Schedel from the Latin edition of the “Liber chronicarum” published in 1493.

The view is based on the plan of Venice from the woodcut by Erhard Reuwich in the “Sanctae Perigrinationes” issued by Bernhard von Breydenbach in Mainz 1486.

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. Latin edition.

Cartographer:      Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size:               57,7 x 40,0 cm
Year:                         1493
Technique:            wood block

In good condition compare to the age, strong press on handmade paper. Repairs and 12mm picture loss at centrefold.

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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