history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (–), is one of the most. Or “The Nuremberg Chronicle”. Editor Anton Koberger. Nuremberg, Latin and German editions. German translation by Georg Alt (). The World. The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton The text is a universal history of the Christian world from the beginning of times.

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Sebastian Kammermeister and Sebald Schreyer financed the printing in a contract dated March 16,although preparations had been well under way for several years. Burning of Jews for the supposed desecration of sacramental wafers in Deggendorf, Bavaria in Woodcut of NurembergNuremberg Chronicle. Item Metadata No Metadata Available. Chronucle The Liber chronicaruma universal sfhedel compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel —is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing.

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“The World Chronicle” by Hartmann Schedel – German prints

Title in Original Language Liber chronicarum. It was commissioned by Sebald Schreyer — and Sebastian Kammermeister — Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, Old Testament Chronology Cities and towns Illuminations. Toggle navigation World Digital Library. Uncolored Nuremberg Chronicle World Map Two Nuremberg merchants, Sebald Schreyer — and his son-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister —commissioned the Latin version of the chronicle.

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An album he had bound inwhich once contained five engravings by Jacopo de’ Barbariprovides important evidence for dating de’ Barbari’s work.


In the meantime, a German translation was commissioned by the two financiers to Georg Alt circaa scribe at Nuremberg treasury, and the German edition was printed alongside the Latin one between January and December Wolgemut and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff were first commissioned to provide the illustrations inand a further contract of December 29,commissioned manuscript layouts of the text and illustrations. Treasures of the Library: The Council controlled all aspects of printing and craft activities, including the size of each profession and the quality, quantity and type of goods produced.

This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat You can also embed the viewer into your own website or blog using the code below: The colouring on some examples has been added much later, and some copies have been broken up for sale as decorative prints. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Institution Bavarian State Library.

Matheolus Perusinus served as his tutor. Schedel’s World Chroniclepublished in in Nuremberg. The author used passages from the classical chtonicle medieval works in this collection to compose the text of Chronicle. This section needs additional citations for verification. Views Read Edit View history. Although dominated by a conservative aristocracy, Nuremberg was a center of northern humanism.

The patrons agreed to advance gulden for paper, printing costs, and the distribution and sale of the book. Creator Schedel, Hartmann, The chronicle is an illustrated world history, in which the contents are divided into seven ages:. Wolgemut and Pleydenwurff, the painters, were to provide the layout of the chronicle, to oversee the production of the woodcuts, and to guard the designs against piracy.

Nuremberg Chronicle – Wikipedia

Hartmann Schedel thhe February — 28 November was a German physician, humanisthistorianand one of the first cartographers to use the printing press. The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. It contains woodcuts produced from blocks.


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The Nuremberg Chronicle

Want to know more? The Nuremberg entrepreneur Sebald Schreyer and his brother-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister, financed the production of the book. German Wikisource has original text related to this article: The author of the text, Hartmann Schedelwas a schecel doctor, humanist and book collector.

Drawn by the author from multiple medieval and Renaissance sources, such as Bede, Vincent of Beauvais, Martin of Tropau, Flavius Blondus, Bartolomeo Platina and Philippus de Bergamo Iacopo Filippo Forestathe Chronicle also incorporates geographical and historical information on European countries and towns.

Schedelsche Weltchronik

Physicianhumanist, historian, cartographer. Schedel is best known for his writing the text for the Nuremberg Chronicleknown as Schedelsche Weltchronik English: As with other books of the period, many of the woodcuts, showing towns, battles or kings were used more than once in the book, with the text labels merely changed; one count of the number of original woodcuts is By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Views Read Edit View history. Latin scholars refer to it as Liber Chronicarum Book of Chronicles as this phrase appears in the index introduction of the Latin edition.

The views of towns, some authentic, some invented or copied from older models, are of dhronicle artistic and topographical interest. The large workshop of Michael Wolgemutthen Nuremberg’s leading artist in various media, provided the unprecedented 1, woodcut illustrations before duplications are eliminated; see below.