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1500 – J. Schonsperger – Der Welt

Title:                                        “der welt das riii blat


Very rare woodcut depicting the ancient world is from the second edition of Schönsperger’s reduced, pirate version, of Hartman Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, sometimes called the mini-Schedel. The map shows huge rivers and convoluted mountain ranges and enclosed in a border with twelve wind heads. At three corners are Noah’s three sons, Ham, Shem and Japhet.

The page comes from the Johann Schönsperger incunable “Das buch Der Croniken unnd geschichten” published in Augsburg, 1500.

Cartographer:     Johann Schönsperger (1455 – 1521)
Sheet size:             25,6 x 18,7 cm
Year:                       1500
Technique:           wood block

Good condition compare to the age! Strong press on watermarked paper. Extended right margin and tiny peace professionally redrawn by hand.

This is an original antique map published in 1500 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity


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