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Hartmann Schedel. Chronicle of the World - 1493

Hartmann Schedel. Chronicle of the World - 1493 (Hardback)

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Timetunnel to the 15th century. This is 1493's must-have history book and city guide by Hartmann Schedel. Hartmann Schedel's "Weltchronik", or "Chronicle of the World" (better known today as the "Nuremberg Chronicle", after the German city in which it was created), was a groundbreaking encyclopedic work and at the time the most lavishly illustrated book ever printed in Europe. Both a historical reference work and a contemporary inventory of urban culture at the end of the 15th century, the "Chronicle" was to have a remarkable influence on the cultural, ecclesiastical and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. It was particularly notable for its vast quantity of woodcut illustrations (more than 1,800) depicting events from the Bible, human monstrosities, portraits of kings, queens, saints and martyrs, and allegorical pictures of miracles, as well as views of a great number of "modern" cities, many of which had never been documented before. Today, copies of the "Chronicle" sell for up to 200,000 Euros; we've procured a rare hand-colored copy, true to the original in every respect, and created a complete facsimile of utmost quality.

In case you don't read Old German, the comprehensive annex, with summaries of the book's main stories, provides a user-friendly way to explore this amazing historical masterpiece.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersIllustration & commercial artArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryIllustration & commercial artHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world history Publisher: Taschen GmbH Publication Date: 15/07/2013 ISBN-13: 9783836544498  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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The author: Stephan Fussel is director of the Institute for Book Sciences at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, and holder of the Gutenberg Chair at the same university. He has published prolifically on the early days of printing, the sale and publication of books between the 18th and 20th centuries, and the future of communications.

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