1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ

1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ
1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ
1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ
1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ

1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ
17 1/2in x 12in (450mm x 300mm). This magnificent hand coloured original wood block engraved antique view of Naples, Italy - which is believed to be one of the earliest published views of Naples - and a pictorial representation of the The Lineage of Christ on the verso, was published in the 1493 edition of Liber Chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel.

Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 17 1/2in x 12in (450mm x 300mm) Plate size: - 9in x 7 1/2in (230mm x 190mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None. Background: The Nuremberg Chronicles were published only 40 years after first moveable type publication which revolutionised the modern world. On the verso is a depiction of part of the family tree of the Kings of Israel: included are Kings Solomon, David and the Queen of Saba (Sheba).

The woodblock engravers were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations. The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe. The following is a translation of the Latin Text below the Wood-Cut. At last laborious transcription of manuscripts by hand could be dispensed with, and the new processes, combined with the spread of paper manufacture, made possible the reproduction of books in almost any quantity on any subject.

It was an invention which represented a revolution in the intellectual opportunities available to ordinary people; apart from the Bible and sacred literature, scholars of the day compiled editions of the Greek and Latin classics, histories, dictionaries and textbooks of every kind, hitherto available only in church or monastic libraries. Although for a time there was considerable opposition from churchmen (who saw their grip on education being set aside) and from the old craft guilds (who feared the threat to their livelihood) it has been calculated that, by the end of the century, not far short of 10 million books, including over a hundred editions of the Bible had been printed. In the story of printing Nuremberg plays a major part and soon became one of the most important and influential publishing centres.

Although not founded until soon after the year 1000, the city\'s position at the meeting point of North-South and East-West trade routes in Central Europe, and its designation in the middle of the thirteenth century as an Imperial Free City, led to rapid growth in wealth and status. By the fifteenth century it had become one of the great cultural centres of Europe, its scholars and craftsmen exercising powerful influence throughout the Continent, not only on the development of cartography but on scientific thought in general.

Many famous scholars worked or lived there including Regiomontanus (Johann Muller), the astronomer; Johann Sch6ner, astronomer and globe maker; Hartmann Schedel, cosmographer and entrepreneur; Anton Koberger, master printer; Martin Behaim, cosmographer and globe maker; and Ehrhard Etzlaub, an instrument maker who produced a road map of Central Europe, the earliest printed map of its type. And, most important of all, Albrecht Durer who was born there in 1471. Amongst all the magnificent books printed in the fifteenth century - which are known as incunables -one stands out as being the finest illustrated topographical work of the period: the Liber Chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle. Wohlgemut was Durer\'s tutor between 1486 and 1490. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old.

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1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ