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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hartmann Schedel; Anton Koberger; Wilhelm Pleydenwurff; Michael Wolgemut; Ptolemy
Relief shown pictorially.
Wood engravings by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurrf.
Upper right: "foliũ XIII."
From: Liber chronicarum, 12 July 1493.
Depicts the pre-Columbus world, based on Ptolemy's Geographia.
Jerusalem is at the center of the map; the Indian Ocean is an enclosed area; and Scandinavia, southern Africa and the Far East are not shown.
Eastern hemisphere (Known world).
Twelve winds, depicted as heads surrounding the map, are named as well as major places.
A panel of seven creatures borders the left margin.
On verso: three columns of Latin text with the third column bordered by a panel of seven creatures on either side; upper right: "folium XII."
|Description:||1 map ; 31 x 44 cm, on sheet 41 x 58 cm|
|Cartographic Mathematical Data:||Scale not given.|
|Other Titles:||Nuremburg chronicle.