Pisa

SCHEDEL, Hartmann Wolgemut, Michael (illustrator)

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Place Published: Nuremburg
Publisher: Koberger, Anton
Date Published: 1493

Description: Woodcut, uncolored. Image measures 8" x 9", image plus text measures 13.75" x 9".

Comments: From the German edition of the Liber cronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle). The first secular published book, it tells the history of the earth through seven "ages". As the verso of blat XLV, this piece shows a fictitious view of Pisa. Although many towns and cities in Europe and the Near East are illustrated in the book, 49 of them were printed with only 14 different woodblocks. Therefore, this illustration is identical to the page describing the Roman town of Tiburtina. Some very minor foxing and a fold along bottom margin, not affecting image.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 203377


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I usually receive my packages as soon as delivered. However, this one had quite a night outside in a snow storm. Thanks to the extra care in packaging and double layer of wrapping cardboard and plastic bag, the book survived in pristine condition.... It sat in a three foot snow drift pounded by snow plows, in minus 25Temps overnight and was discovered this afternoon, the top of the package peeking out of the drift. If not for the attention to packaging and packing materials, this book would have been destroyed. Please let the people who package our treasures know that they make a difference. Whether in person or mail order, you folks rock. Best wishes from the (damned) frozen Adirondacks... - E.E.
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