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Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica.

Author: Hartmann SchedelMichael WolgemutWilhelm PleydenwurffGeorg AltAnton KobergerAll authors
Publisher: [Nuremberg] : Hunc librum dominus Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit ... consummatu[m] autem duodecima mensis Iulij anno salutis n[ost]r[a]e 1493 [12 July 1493]
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Genre/Form: Incunabula
Woodcuts
Early works to 1800
Maps Early works to 1800
Named Person: Frederick, Holy Roman Emperor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hartmann Schedel; Michael Wolgemut; Wilhelm Pleydenwurff; Georg Alt; Anton Koberger; Albrecht Dürer; George Amos Poole; Pius, Pope
OCLC Number: 81868029
Notes: Title from leaf I of text; imprint from colophon.
The colophon (leaf CCLXVIr), dated June 4, 1493, marks the completion of the work of Schedel; George Alt the author of the remainder of the text. This colophon referred to by A. Wilson as the "second" colophon; the "first" colophon, dated June 10, 1493, appears on leaf CCLVIII verso; the final colophon appears on the verso of the final printed leaf of the text, a map. Cf. Wilson, Adrian. The Making of the Nuremberg chronicle, 1976, p. 156.
Colophon (1eaf CCLXVIr): Completo in famosissima Nurembergensi vrbi Operi de hystorijs etatum mundi, ac descriptione vrbium felix imponitur finis. Collectum breui tempore Auxilio doctoris hartma[n]ni Schedel. qua fieri potuit diligentia. Anno [Chr][ist]i Millesimo quadringentesimo nonagesimotercio. die quarto mensis Junij ...
Colophon (leaf CCCr): ... Ad intuitu[m] autem [et] preces prouidoru[m] ciuiu[m] Sebaldi Schreyer [et] Sebastiani Kamermaister hunc librum dominus Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit. Adhibitis tame[n] viris mathematicis pingendiq[ue] arte peritissimis. Michaele Wolgemut et Wilhelmo Pleydenwurff quaru[m] solerti acuratissimaq[ue] animaduersione tum ciuitatum tum illustrium viroum figure inserte sunt. Consummatu[m] autem duodecima mensis Iulij anno salutis n[ost]re 1493.
Includes the Historia rerum Friderici Tertii imperatoris of Pope Pius II (leaves CCLXVII-CCXCVIII).
On the verso of the last printed leaf 17 sapphic stanzas with heading "Ad deum optimum maximum de his que mirabilia gessit pro iustissimo et excelso Maximiliano rege Romanorum."
Illustrated by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, and Albrecht Dürer. Cf. Wilson, Adrian. The Making of the Nuremberg chronicle, 1976, p. 193ff.
"The woodcuts ... number 1809, of which 1164 are repeats"--BM 15th cent.
"The anonymous world map [i.e. the Eastern Hemisphere] ... is a copy of a Venetian woodcut added to Pomponius Mela's Cosmographia eleven years previously ... In other words, it is of simplified Ptoelmaic design and drawn on the earlier of two projections devised byPtolemy for his world map, although without including co-ordinates"--T. Campbell, Earliest printed maps, no. 219.
Unsigned; spaces for capitals in the table and on leaves Ir and CCLXIIr; space for capital on leaf [1]r (3rd sequence), being the beginning of De Sarmacia regione Europe; remaining capitals woodcut throughout; leaves CCLVIIII-CCLXI are blank except for the head-lines. Table and parts of the text in two columns.
In Lilly Library copy the first leaf of the text has elaborate gilt and multi-colored initial and marginal border. Some illustrations are hand-colored; rubricated.
Signatures: pi⁶ 2pi⁸ 3pi⁸ [a⁶ b-d⁴ e-h⁶ i² k⁴ l-n⁶ o² p-q⁶ r-y⁴ z⁶ aa-cc⁶ dd² ee⁶ ff⁴ gg-ii⁶ kk² ll⁴ mm-zz⁶ A-M⁶]
Leaves CCLVIIII-CCLXI are blank except for the headlines; leaves [CCCI-CCCII, CCCVIII] are blank.
BM 15th cent. and Bodl. Lib. 15th cent. give signatures at end as: ... [A-K⁶ L⁶⁻² M⁶].
Description: [20], CCLXVI, [6] (last blank), CCLXVII-CCXCIX, [2] leaves (last blank) : ill., coats of arms, maps, ports. (woodcuts) ; 47 cm.
Other Titles: Liber chronicarum
Epitoma operum sex dierum de mundi fabrica
Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab inicio mundi
Liber cronicarum
Tabula operis hui[us] de temporibus

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