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Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

Liber chronicarum (The Nuremberg Chronicle) 1493

RCIN 1071477

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This ambitious work offers a retelling of world history centred on Nuremberg, with a revolutionary marriage of text and illustration not seen before in a printed book. Hieronymus Munzer, a Nuremberg physician, composed this map of Northern Europe based upon the so-called Eichstatt map by Nicholas de Cusa (1400/01-64), a German cardinal. The printer, Anton Koberger, was Dürer’s godfather.