The Nuremberg chronicle , as it is commonly called after the city in which it was produced , is a history of the world up until It represents an astounding feat of ambition and production, for it chronicles both religious and secular histories, illustrated with 1, woodcuts. It was printed firstly in a Latin edition shown here is one of the two Latin copies held in the Baillieu Library , and then in the local German language, in a print run of some 1, copies, indicating that its intended audience was not only the specialist, but also the citizen. Some woodcuts are repeated through the book, yet others are curiously fascinating and have inspired scholars and artists alike.
|Published (Last):||9 May 2018|
|PDF File Size:||1.98 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||2.23 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
In the most elaborately illustrated book then printed in Europe, the Liber Chronicarum or Weltchronik appeared in print. This major work, by the Nuremberg doctor Hartmann Schedel, generally known as the Nuremberg Chronicle was printed by the foremost printer of the day in Nuremberg, Anton Koberger.
It is a history of the world from the Creation to his own day and is remarkable for its illustrations, its graphic design and for its woodcuts and description of cities. The woodcut illustrations include events from the Bible, pictures of human monstrosities, portraits of Kings, Queens, saints and martyrs, and allegorical pictures of miracles. The maps and views, are all by or after the celebrated artists Michael Wohlgemut or Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, and are amongst the earliest printed representations of towns and cities available to us today.
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 is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. From Wikimedia Commons. Chronicle of the World Location: Special Collections Z S37 A4 Ours is a facsimile edition published in From the publisher: In the most elaborately illustrated book then printed in Europe, the Liber Chronicarum or Weltchronik appeared in print.
From Wikipedia: The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible. Report a problem. Subjects: Book Arts , Graphic Design.
Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle
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 Foresta , the Chronicle also incorporates geographical and historical information on European countries and towns. The Latin edition was printed in Koberger's shop between May and October In the meantime, a German translation was commissioned by the two financiers to Georg Alt circa , a scribe at Nuremberg treasury, and the German edition was printed alongside the Latin one between January and December The project was completed on 23 December The woodcut illustrations of a number of copies, both in Latin and in vernacular, were also supplied with hand colouring by contemporary German artists. During his life time Parker assembled an impressive library of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and early printed books, which he bequeathed to Corpus Christi College Cambridge in
Nuremberg chronicle by Hartmann Schedel
The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated encyclopedia comprised of world historical accounts, as well as accounts told through biblical paraphrase. Subjects include human history in relation to the bible, illustrated mythological creatures, and the histories of important Christian and secular cities from antiquity. Finished in after years in the making, it was originally written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel , and a German version was translated by Georg Alt. It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. Latin scholars refer to it as Liber Chronicarum Book of Chronicles as this phrase appears in the index introduction of the Latin edition.