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Nuremberg Chronicle page " Damacus" woodcut  c1492

Nuremberg Chronicle page " Damacus" woodcut c1492


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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Woodcuts: Pre 1700: Item # 1457399
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A page from the Nuremberg Chronicle " Damacus" with a wonderful wood cut and another on the other side. Good condition faint marks size 16.75" by 11.25" approximately no mat. Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated encyclopedia consisting of world historical accounts, as well as accounts told through biblical paraphrase. Subjects include human history in relation to the bible, illustrated mythological creatures, and the histories of important Christian and secular cities from antiquity. Finished in 1493, it was originally written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, and a German version was translated by Georg Alt. It is one of the best-documented early printed books—an incunabulum—and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text.