The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in , or Nuremberg Chronicle as it is generally called, is one of the . Liber Chronicarum. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg – Nuremberg). Publisher: Published by Anton Koberger (German. (Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg.
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This was quickly followed by a German translation on 23 December The Liber chronicarumalso known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is one of most celebrated books to be issued during the early years of printing, mainly because of its 1, glorious images.
Previous ownership of this copy is unknown. German Wikisource has original text related to this article: Although dominated by a conservative aristocracy, Nuremberg was a center of northern humanism. InSchedel’s grandson, Melchior Schedel, sold chromicarum manuscripts and printed works from Hartmann Schedel’s library to Johann Jakob Fugger. Latin scholars refer to it as Liber Chronicarum Book of Chronicles as this phrase appears in the index introduction of the Kiber edition.
The Nuremberg entrepreneur Sebald Schreyer and his brother-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister, financed the production of the book.
The Nuremberg Chronicle
It contains woodcuts produced from blocks. Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, The two editions were planned simultaneously, each with its own specially designed, new type, and both with the same woodcuts; the Latin edition preceded the German by about 5 months see following lot for the German edition.
Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Piber burned libfr during the southern German pogroms of Date Created July 12, 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.
Liber chronicarum, Nuremberg, Views Read Edit View history. Celebrated for its fine and profuse woodcut illustrations, the Nuremberg Chronicle includes two double-page maps: As notable as the material contained in Liber Chronicarum is what it leaves out.
If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page: The publication history of the Nuremberg Chronicle is perhaps the best documented of any book printed of that period. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not only do the contracts between Schedel and his financial partners Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaister, and Schedel and the artists survive in the Nuremberg Stadtsbibliothek, but so too do detailed manuscript exemplars of both Latin and German editions.
The design consists of figures in stamped, rectangular boxes and differs on the front and back. Many copies of the book are coloured, with varying degrees of skill; there were specialist shops for this. Among the scenes are a six-armed man, a centaur, a four-eyed man from a coastal tribe in Ethiopia, a dog-headed man from the Simien Mountains, a cyclops, a man with a single giant foot, a man with a huge lower lip, a man with ears hanging down to his waist, and other frightening and fanciful creatures.
There are chrojicarum such scenes to the left of the map and a further fourteen on its verso.
The artists produced fourteen basic page layouts, with a number of variations, for the book. Anton Kobergerprinter of the Nuremberg Chronicleprinted the chronicaurm humanist book in Nuremberg in Two Nuremberg merchants, Sebald Schreyer — and his son-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister —commissioned the Latin version of the chronicle.
Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle
The making of the Nuremberg chronicle.
It is therefore claimed to be the first modern map of this region to appear in print. The Nuremberg Chronicle receives much scholarly attention nowadays but the fact that some examples of the Latin edition and of the German edition are still in existence also testifies to the popularity of the Liber Chronicarum in its own time also. According to an inventory done inSchedel’s personal library contained manuscripts and printed books.