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(Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi

Author:
Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg 1440–1514 Nuremberg)
Printer:
Printed by Anton Koberger (German, Nuremberg ca. 1445–1513 Nuremberg)
Artist:
Michael Wolgemut (German, Nuremberg 1434–1519 Nuremberg)
Artist:
Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German, Nuremberg ca. 1460–1494 Nuremberg)
Binder:
Bound by Art Bookbinding Studio
Date:
July 12, 1493
Medium:
Letterpress with woodcut illustrations
Dimensions:
Overall: 17 13/16 x 12 11/16 x 2 3/4 in. (45.2 x 32.2 x 7 cm)
Classification:
Books
Credit Line:
The George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.1178.29
Not on view
One of the most famous early illustrated books, this ambitious text chronicles the history of the world, from the Creation to 1493, with a final section devoted to the anticipated Last Days of the World. It was illustrated with more than 1,000 woodcuts designed by the talented German artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, with the assistance of their studio apprentices, among whom was the young Albrecht Dürer.
George Khuner; Comte Paul de Malden de la Bastille; Joannes Drachet; Thomas Martin Schallenberger 1871 and 1873 (see also initials on fol. 16); Donor: Marianne Khuner (Mrs. George Khuner)
BMC II, p. 437, Dodgson I, pp. 246 - 248, Fairfax Murray 394, Hain* 14508,

Schreiber V 5203, Goff S-307, Bennett/Morgan 180-2; Schramm XVII pls. 155-271;6-7,9,; figs. 408-576; Proctor 2084; Hind 374-377 and passim; Baer LXVI p.172-181;
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