history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (–), is one of the most. Or “The Nuremberg Chronicle”. Editor Anton Koberger. Nuremberg, Latin and German editions. German translation by Georg Alt (). The World. The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton The text is a universal history of the Christian world from the beginning of times.

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An estimated to Latin and to German copies were published. Views Read Edit View history. He was born and died in Nuremberg.

“The World Chronicle” by Hartmann Schedel – German prints

Uncolored Nuremberg Chronicle World Map Drawn by the author from multiple medieval and Renaissance hartmanb, such as Bede, Vincent of Beauvais, Martin of Tropau, Flavius Blondus, Bartolomeo Platina and Philippus de Bergamo Iacopo Filippo Forestathe Chronicle also incorporates geographical and historical information on European countries and towns.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nuremberg Chronicle. Description The Liber chronicaruma universal history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel —is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing. Woodcut of NurembergNuremberg Chronicle.

The Nuremberg Chronicle – World Digital Library

A document from records that Latin versions and 60 German versions had not been sold. A second contract, between the patrons and the printer, was executed in March, Physical Description pages: He borrowed most frequently from another humanist chronicle, Supplementum Chronicarumby Jacob Philip Foresti of Bergamo.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As with other books of the period, many of the woodcuts, showing towns, battles or kings were used more than once in the book, with the text labels merely changed; one count of the number of original woodcuts is Approximately Latin and German copies survived into the twenty-first century. Anton Kobergerprinter of the Nuremberg Chronicleprinted the first humanist book in Nuremberg in In the meantime, a German translation was commissioned by the two financiers to Georg Alt circaa scribe at Nuremberg treasury, and the German edition was printed alongside the Latin one between January and December Want to know more?


The Chronicle is one of the seventy-five books that he donated to the University in the same year, along with twenty-five manuscripts, and is by far the most lavishly illustrated. Creator Schedel, Hartmann, chroncile Please help improve this article by adding citations schecel reliable sources.

Hartmann Schedel 13 February — 28 November was a German physician, humanisthistorianand one of the first cartographers to use the printing press. Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum —and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text.

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The author used passages from the classical and medieval works in this collection to compose the text of Chronicle. Hadtmann quickly became the most successful publisher in Germany, eventually owning 24 printing presses and having many offices in Germany and abroad, from Lyon to Buda.

The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle. Bartmann from ” https: With the invention of the printing press by Johannes Gutenberg init became feasible to print books and maps for a larger customer basis.

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Hartmann Schedel, author of the chronicle, was an avid collector of both Italian Renaissance and German humanist works. This and other sources were used where possible; where no information was available a number of stock images were used, and reused up to eleven times. Listen to this page. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Sebald Shreyer, one of the patrons of the chronicle, commissioned paintings from classical mythology for the grand salon of his house. Item Metadata No Metadata Available.


This section needs additional citations for verification. They also commissioned George Alt —a scribe at the Nuremberg treasury, to translate the work into German. Schedel was also a notable collector of books, art and old master prints. Old Testament Chronology Cities and towns Illuminations.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. An album he had bound inwhich once contained five engravings by Jacopo de’ Barbariprovides important evidence for dating de’ Barbari’s work.

English -speakers have long referred to it as the Nuremberg Chronicle after the city in which it was published. Type of Item Books. He earned a doctorate in medicine tge Padua inthen settled in Nuremberg to practice medicine and collect books.

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