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Schedel's World Chronicle

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texts and ed.: Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), woodcuts by Michael Wolgemut(h) (1434–1519) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460-1494), printed by Anton Koberger (ca. 1440-1513)July 1493Nurembergtypographic letterpress, illustrated with woodcuts, hand coloured44 x 32 x 8,5 cm

This incunabulum has become known as “Schedel’s World Chronicle”. It was first published in Latin in July 1493, a German translation followed already in December of the same year. Hartmann Schedel was a doctor and town physician in Nuremberg and attracted several partners for his project. Anton Koberger, a Nuremberg entrepreneur, was one of them. He was the first one who recognized that there was money to be made from printing books. In the workshop of the illustrators Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff the young apprentice Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) also contributed to the world chronicle, also called the "Liber chronicarum". Due to the lack of examples, the majority of cityscapes is not true to the original.