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Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ymag[in]ibus ab inicio mu[n]di.

Author: Hartmann SchedelGeorg AltMichael WolgemutWilhelm PleydenwurffAlbrecht DürerAll authors
Publisher: [Nuremberg] : [Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister], [12 July 1493]
Edition/Format:   Print book : LatinView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Incunabula
Chronology
Early works
Specimens
Woodcuts
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Also issued on microfilm.
[Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1948.
1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hartmann Schedel; Georg Alt; Michael Wolgemut; Wilhelm Pleydenwurff; Albrecht Dürer; Anton Koberger; Sebald Schreyer
OCLC Number: 808020
Notes: Commonly called the Nuremberg Chronicle.
Imprint from ISTC.
With two colophons, one dated 4 June 1493, marking the end of the work of Hartmann Schedel; the remainder of the text, with colophon dated 12 July 1493, was the work of Georg Alt. See Wilson, Adrian, The making of the Nuremberg chronicle, 1976, page 156.
First colophon, leaf CCLXVIr: Completo in famosissima Nurembergensi vrbe Operi de hystorijs etatum mundi. ac descriptione vrbium. felix imponitur finis. Collectum breui tempore Auxilio doctoris hartma[n]ni Schedel. qua fieri potuit deligentia. Anno [christ]i Millesimo quadringentesimo nonagesimotercio. die quarto mensis Junij.
Second colophon, leaf [CCC]v (verso of the right half of the map of Europe, leaf L4v) reads: ADest nunc studiose lector finis libri Cronicarum ... Ad intuitu[m] autem [et] preces prouidoru[m] ciuiu[m] Sebaldi Schreyer [et] Sebastiani Kamermaister hunc librum dominus Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit. Adhibitis tame[m] viris mathematicis pingendiq[ue] arte peritissimis. Michaele Wolgemut et Wilhelmo Pleydenwurff. quaru[m] solerti accuratissimaq[ue] animaduersione tum ciuitatum tum illustrium virorum figure inserte sunt. Consummatu[m] autem duodecima mensis Iulij. Anno salutis n[ost]re. 1493.
Signatures (as given by BMC and others--the book was printed without signatures): *⁶ **⁶ ***⁸ a⁶ b-d⁴ e-h⁶ i² k⁴ l-n⁶ o² p-q⁶ r-y⁴ z⁶ aa-cc⁶ dd² ee⁶ ff⁴ mm-zz⁶ A-K⁶ L⁶⁻² M⁶. The double-leaf map of Europe is printed on leaves L3 and L4, with presentation of the map on L3r and the second colophon on L4v; L5-6 are cancelled. M1r-5v (without foliation) contain "De Sarmacia regione Europe", with Latin sapphics on the exploits of Maximilian on M5v; M6 is blank.
Printed on Imperial-sized paper; table and parts of text in 2 columns; 64 lines plus headline to a full page; area of text 352 (366) x 223 mm. Includes initial spaces in the table and on leaves i, cclxii, and leaf [iv] (third group); printed initials elsewhere. With foliation, without catchwords and signatures.
Leaves CCLVIIII-CCLXI are blank except for head-lines to allow for readers' additions, as noted on leaf CCLVIIIv.
Contains 1809 woodcut illustrations (of which 1164 are repeats) by Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, and Albrecht Dürer, and two woodcut maps.
World map printed across leaves XIIv and XIIIr.
Variants listed by W.B. Todd, The book collector, 1964, p. 497-98, and in Wilson.
Description: [20], CCXCIX, [9] leaves : 1809 illustrations, 2 maps (woodcuts) ; 49 cm (fol.)
Other Titles: Liber chronicarum
Epitoma operu[m] sex dieru[m] de mu[n]di fabrica Prologus
Nuremberg chronicle

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