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Basilea : H. Schedel

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A fine and rare woodblock plan/view of the city of Basle as seen from across the River Rhine with its wooden bridge in the right foreground. The so-called "Nuremberg Chronicle" is regarded as one of the finest and most important books of the early period of printing, renowned for its numerous woodcut illustrations showing natural phenomena, European and Middle Eastern towns, Biblical, historical and mythological events and maps of the ancient, Ptolemaic world and one of modern Europe. The author was Hartmann Schedel and the book appeared in just two editions, both 1493. Minor, but acceptable, discolouration at old centrefold otherwise a very decorative example from the German text edition.
mapmaker: H. Schedel
place and date of publication: Nuremberg 1493
medium and colour: woodblock, Coloured
size in mm: 250 by 525mm (9.75 by 20.75 inches).
ref: 44023

Price: £ 1200

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