1493 – H. Schedel – Central & Northern Europe
Central & Northern Europe
Map of Northern Europe and centered on Poland. First issue, with Latin text colophon and date on verso. The map is deemed to be the first printed map of Germany, even if it shows a larger area. The map ranges from the British Isles to Constantinople.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. In May of 1493 appeared in the Latin language one of the earliest voluminous books, fully illustrated with 1809 woodcuts printed from 645 woodblocks.
Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size: 60 x 43 cm
Technique: wood block
Very good condition compare to the age of map, strong print, paper with watermark, original hand colouring, few small cracks in middle fold and in lower corners professionally restored. Center fold as published.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1493 and not a modern copy or reprint!