The Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in , or Nuremberg Chronicle as it is generally called, is one of the . Liber Chronicarum. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg – Nuremberg). Publisher: Published by Anton Koberger (German. (Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi. Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg.

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The Liber Chronicarum libef commissioned by two wealthy Nuremberg merchants and brothers in law, Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaister. The chronjcarum of Florence was adapted from an engraving by Francesco Rosselli. Sale The Arcana Collection: The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle.

A second contract, between the patrons and the printer, was executed in March, He 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 text was supplied by Hartman Schedel piber, a physician and humanist scholar. The woodcut illustrations of a number of copies, both in Latin and in vernacular, were also supplied with hand colouring by contemporary German artists. There were two exemplars for the Nuremberg Chronicle, one for the Latin version written by Schedel and another for the German translation by George Alt c.

Fugger later sold his library to Duke Albert V of Bavaria in The two editions were planned simultaneously, each with its own specially designed, new type, and both with the same woodcuts; the Latin edition preceded the German by about 5 months see following lot for the German edition.

The Chronicle was first published in Latin on 12 July in the city of Nuremberg. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Two merchants, Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaistersubsidized the undertaking and contracted the two artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff d. Two Nuremberg merchants, Sebald Schreyer — and his son-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister —commissioned the Latin version of the chronicle. They also commissioned George Alt —a scribe at the Nuremberg treasury, to translate the work into German.


A drawing by Wolgemut for the elaborate frontispiece, datedchronicwrum in the British Museum.

Treasures of the Library : Nuremberg Chronicle

The main contract was dated December 29, ; the work began, however, with agreements made during and German Wikisource has original text related to this article: Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg -?

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You can also embed the viewer into your own website or blog using the code below: The Liber chronicarumalso known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is one of most celebrated books to be issued during the early years of chrnicarum, mainly because of its 1, glorious images. Retrieved from ” https: Exemplars were the manuscript layouts with sketches to show the arrangement of texts and images to the printer, Chronicarrum Koberger c.

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 chronicarun. Taschen, It contains woodcuts produced from blocks. Anton Chonicarumprinter of the Nuremberg Chronicleprinted the first humanist book in Nuremberg in Previous ownership of this copy is unknown.

While Liber Chronicarum contains much historical material it also gives much room to accounts of curiosities, myths and fables. Not only do the contracts between Schedel and his financial partners Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermaister, and Schedel and the artists survive in the Nuremberg Stadtsbibliothek, but so too do detailed manuscript exemplars of both Latin and German editions. It is one of the finest illustrated books of the fifteenth century with illustrations of biblical scenes, major cities, characters from myths and fables, the genealogical tables of emperors see fig.

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. S; Schreiber ; Goff S Not all copies are colored, however: Along with the rest of Schedel’s library, the book became part of the library of Johann Jacob Fugger, which in came into the possession of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria.


So much paper was needed that Koberger had to use many sources, all of which contained different watermarks. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. A document from records that Latin versions and 60 German versions had not been sold. Nuremberg was one of the largest cities in the Holy Roman Empire in the s, with a population of between 45, and 50, It stipulated conditions for acquiring the paper and managing the printing.

The making of the Nuremberg chronicle. This library, one of the largest formed by an individual in the 15th century, is now mostly preserved in the Bayerische Staasbibliothek in Munich.

A document from has the final account of the sales of the two editions. He earned a doctorate in medicine in Padua inthen settled in Nuremberg to practice medicine and collect books. ChronkcarumSchedel’s grandson, Melchior Schedel, sold about manuscripts and printed works from Hartmann Schedel’s library to Johann Jakob Fugger.

Chronicraum large workshop of Michael Wolgemutthen Nuremberg’s leading artist in various media, provided the unprecedented 1, woodcut illustrations before duplications are eliminated; see below. Under the ‘More’ menu you can find metadata about the itemany transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.

Sebald Shreyer, one of the patrons of the chronicle, commissioned paintings from classical mythology for the grand salon of his house. Institution Bavarian State Library. If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page: As notable as the material contained in Liber Chronicarum is what it leaves out.