A very early woodcut view of the ancient city of Babylon in today's Iraq by Hartmann Schedel. From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, printed in 1493. Leaf number XXIIII.
The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90. Since the young Dürer was active in Wohlgemut's printer shop during the time the woodblocks for the Nuremberg Chronicle have produced, he may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to his Apocalypse illustrations.
|Title||Babilomia Seu Babilon|
|Publisher, Year||Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493|
|Plate Size||14.5 x 22.0 cm (5.7 x 8.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||40.5 x 28.0 cm (15.9 x 11.0 inches)|
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