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Nuremberg chronicle leaf

Nuremberg chronicle leaf

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nuremberg chronicle leaf
Creator: Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514
Inclusive Dates: 1493
Language(s): Latin
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2965
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"The Nuremberg Chronicle, more properly known as the Liber Chronicarum, is a history of the world from creation to its publication in 1493. Its structure follows the story of human history as related in the Bible while also including digressions on natural catastrophes, royal genealogies and the histories of a number of important Western cities. Hartman Schedel, a Nuremberg physician and humanist scholar, compiled the work. It was illustrated and engraved by leading artists of the day, Michael Wohlgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, and published by Anton Koberger, the largest printer and publisher in Germany at the time." -- "The Nuremberg Chronicle (Liber Chronicarum)" University of Maryland Libraries. (Retrieved September 29, 2009)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one sheet from the Nuremberg Chronicle. It was given to the University of Georgia Libraries by Elmer Adler in the fall of 1952.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nuremberg chronicle leaf, ms2965, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Liber chronicarum

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Printing -- 15th century -- Germany -- Photographs.

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