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1497 – J. Schoensperger – Lituania

Description:            “Lituania


Very rare decorative sheet with a fantastic view of the Lithuanian imaginary city from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle pirate edition.  After the great success of this first illustrated description of the world, Johann Schoensperger published in Augsburg a smaller pirate copy of the Nuremberg chronicle. German text.

Publisher:     Johann Schönsperger (1455 – 1521)
Sheet size:          27,0 x 19,5 cm
Year:                     1497
Technique:           wood block

Very good condition, strong press on watermarked paper. Beautiful hand coloring.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1497 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!

On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.

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