300 x 430 mm
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Full leather binding. The codex closes with hand made copper clasps.
Hartman Schedel, a german physician, humanist and historian published his monumental work Liber Chronicarum, or in german Das Buch der Chroniken in 1493, in Nürnberg. It is a unique and important work of the late middle ages.
The book is commonly referred to as the “Schedel Chronicle”, however not only Schedel himself, but numerous outstanding artists of the city of Nürnberg has contributed to the birth of this book. Much of the point of the work was its lavish illustrations. Its unbroken popularity is due to the fact that it was one of the greatest if not the greatest achievement of the early german printing with its 1809 wood engravings and on the other hand it is also a prominent document of the scientific life of the end of the 15th century. The Chronicle had a remarkable influence on the cultural, ecclesiastical and intellectual history of the Middle Ages while it allows us to have a deeper insight of the bustling cultural life of Nürnberg in the late 15th century.
We made this facsimile edition true to the original, in full leather binding. The codex closes with hand made copper clasps.