Dec 17, 2019 - Sale 2527

Sale 2527 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 62,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 40,000 - $ 60,000
(NUREMBERG CHRONICLE.) Schedel, Hartmann. Liber Cronicarum cum Figuris et Ymaginibus ab Inicio Mundi. [xx], I-CCLXVI, [6], CCLXVII-CCXCIX, [1] leaves incorporating a profusion of woodcut diagrams, illustrations, and city views (several over double-page including maps of the world and Europe). Folio, 17 1/2x11 1/2 inches, contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with brass cornerpieces and clasps, appropriately aged to an attractive patina and overall very sound; map of Europe hand-colored; thumbing and other light soiling throughout, minor scattered edge repairs. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493

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A handsome copy of Schedel's world history from Biblical Creation to the time of its publication. No other illustrated book printed in the fifteenth century rivals the scope and ambition of this enormous chronicle.