Curiosities

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Imago Mortis

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The famouse Dance of Death or Danse Macabre is one of the most sought after leaves of the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel. This woodcut is attribute occasionally to Albrecht Dürer....

    Imago Mortis
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12612

    Dance of the Death (Danse Macabre) by Wilhelm Pleydenwurff from Schedel's world chronicle, printed in Nuremberg in 1493.

    2 200,00 €
  • Daniel Angelocrator:  Doctrina de ponderibus, monetis et mensuris per totum terrarum orbem usitatis.

    Johann Nicolaus Stoltzenberger, Frankfurt, 1628

    Two rare sets of octant globe gores printed on 4 sheetsTwo sets of globe gores in a projection based on Leonardo da Vinci's idea. Bound into Angelocrator's work on surveying techniques,...

    Doctrina de ponderibus, monetis et mensuris per totum terrarum orbem...
    1628 - Daniel Angelocrator
    11222

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Frankfurt by Johann Nicolaus Stoltzenberger in 1628.

    4 800,00 €
  • Christoph Weigel:  Durchschnitt eines Capital Krieg-Schiffs...

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Engraving of a three-masted warship. With great detail of the ship's equipment, construction and rigging. In the centre a large and extraordinarily detailed cutaway view. Surrounded by...

    Durchschnitt eines Capital Krieg-Schiffs...
    1718 - Christoph Weigel
    11935

    Copper engraving of a maritim scenery. Warship. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

    480,00 €
  • Christoph Weigel:  Eigentliche abbildung, derer in Venedig gebräuchlichen Schiffe, vornehmlich aber des Bucentauro

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Beautiful old coloured engraving of the Bucintoro (Bucentaur), the state barge of the Doge of Venice. The magnificent Venetian galley was equipped with 168 oars with 42 straps. The Bucintoro was...

    Eigentliche abbildung, derer in Venedig gebräuchlichen Schiffe,...
    1718 - Christoph Weigel
    11936

    Copper engraving of a maritim scenery. Galley, Bucentaur, Bucintoro, Venice, Venezia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

    780,00 €
  • Christoph Weigel:  Andere Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Vestungs Gebäue von underschiedlichen Manieren derer...

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Originally coloured copper engraving with footprint of fortifications by Christoph Weigel. Military architecture of defensive and fortified buildings for the construction of castles, citadels,...

    Andere Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Vestungs Gebäue von...
    1718 - Christoph Weigel
    11938

    Copper engraving of a military scene. Fortress. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

    160,00 €
  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr

    J.B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Curious Depiction of California as an Island.Illustration of a geographical clock by Zacharias Landteck, who manufactured it in the early 1700's in Nuremberg. The engraving was created by J....

    Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11496

    Old coloured map of California as an Island. Printed in Nuremberg by J.B. Homann circa 1720.

    980,00 €
  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Werck-zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst, Vestungs-bau und Artillerie, zu...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Large, old coloured engraving with numerous illustrations of siege and war technology by Johann Baptist Homann. Including different military equipment such as cannons, mortars, battle axes, various...

    Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Werck-zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst,...
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    12591

    Copper engraving of a military scene. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

    490,00 €
  • Anonymous:  Palimpsest 1100 / 1300

    1100 (1300)

    A palimpsest with first hand writing partly erased from around 1100. On top of it, a Gothic script from around 1300. On parchment which was formerly used as part of a book cover.

    Palimpsest 1100 / 1300
    1100 - Anonymous
    11616

    Manuscript on parchment written during the 12th and 14th century.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Imago Mortis

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The famouse Dance of Death or Danse Macabre is one of the most sought after leaves of the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel. This woodcut is attribute occasionally to Albrecht Dürer....

    Imago Mortis
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    11518

    Dance of the Death (Danse Macabre) by Wilhelm Pleydenwurff from Schedel's world chronicle, printed in Nuremberg in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Imago Mortis

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The famouse Dance of Death or Danse Macabre is one of the most sought after leaves of the Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel. This woodcut is attribute occasionally to Albrecht Dürer....

    Imago Mortis
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    11973

    Dance of the Death (Danse Macabre) by Wilhelm Pleydenwurff from Schedel's world chronicle, printed in Nuremberg in 1493.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Mostri marini & terrestri, che si trouano in ogni luogo nelle parti d' aquilone

    Basle, circa 1550

    One of the most famous charts of mythical sea monsters by Sebastian Munster. The monsters are derivative from the 'Carta Marina' of 1539 by Olaus Magnus and have been used by many 16th and 17th...

    Mostri marini & terrestri, che si trouano in ogni luogo nelle parti d'...
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10944

    Coloured woodcut of seamonsters of the 16th century. Published by Seb. Munster in Basel during the year 1550.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Von der Insel Giava

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early depiction of cannibalism in Southeast Asia. Verso a view of Pego. Transcription of the text to the right of the woodcut:In etlichen Stetten dieser Inseln frißt man Menschenfleisch,...

    Von der Insel Giava
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11533

    Woodcut of a historical scene. Cannibalism. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Mörwunder und seltzame thier, wie die in Mitnächtigen ländern gefunden werden

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    One of the most sought after 16th century curiosities.The famous charts of mythical sea and land monsters by Sebastian Munster in beautiful colours. With fantastic fishes and lobsters...

    Mörwunder und seltzame thier, wie die in Mitnächtigen ländern gefunden...
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11685

    Beautiful coloured woodcut of sea and land monsters. Published by Heinrich Petri and printed in Basel in 1574.

  • Francois de Belleforest:  [Tropic of Cancer - Tropic of Capricorn]

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A depiction of the tropics where the sun is in Zenith during the solstice.This woodcut was published in La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le monde , printed 1575 in two volumes in Paris by...

    [Tropic of Cancer - Tropic of Capricorn]
    1575 - Francois de Belleforest
    11619

    A symbolic description of the tropics. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

  • Francois de Belleforest:  [Noah's Ark]

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A very detailed woodcut of Noah's Ark.This woodcut was published in La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le monde , printed 1575 in two volumes in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius...

    [Noah's Ark]
    1575 - Francois de Belleforest
    11620

    Woodcut of an old master drawing. Noah's Ark. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

  • Andreas Cellarius:  Atlas Coelestius: seu Harmonia Macrocosmica

    Valk & Schenk, Amsterdam, (1660) 1708

    Old coloured title page of Andreas Cellarius' star atlas Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus first published by J. Janssonius in 1660. This title page is from the reissue by Valk...

    Atlas Coelestius: seu Harmonia Macrocosmica
    1660 - Andreas Cellarius
    11500

    Copper engraving of a title page. Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica. Printed in Amsterdam by Valk & Schenk in 1708.

  • Pieter Schenk:  Accurata Utopiae tabula. Das ist der neu entdeckten Schalck Welt, oder des so offt benanten, und...

    P. Schenk, 1700-10

    Rare original edition of the famous fantasy map of Utopia.Schlaraffenland means Land of Cockaigne in German and represents a country of idleness and luxury. This is a totally imaginary...

    Accurata Utopiae tabula. Das ist der neu entdeckten Schalck Welt, oder...
    1700 - Pieter Schenk
    12421

    Old coloured map of Utopia, Land of Cockaigne. Printed by P. Schenk in 1700.

  • Christoph Weigel:  Erste Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Werk-Zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst, und Artillerie, zu Belagerung...

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Old coloured engraving with numerous illustrations of siege and war technology by Christoph Weigel. Including different military equipment such as cannons, mortars, battle axes, various types of...

    Erste Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Werk-Zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst, und...
    1718 - Christoph Weigel
    11937

    Copper engraving of a military scene. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

  • Christoph Weigel:  Behende Meilen-Messung Zu denen fürnehmsten Städten in Teutschland / Miliometria distantiis...

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Beautiful distance table with large, impressive cartouche. Shows the distances between German and big European cities. From Bequemer Schul- und Reisen-Atlas also titled Atlas scholasticus et...

    Behende Meilen-Messung Zu denen fürnehmsten Städten in Teutschland /...
    1718 - Christoph Weigel
    11943

    Old coloured distance chart. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

  • George Matthäus Seutter:  Kalendarium Juliano-Romanum Perpetuum

    circa 1720

    Hand coloured copper engraving of Matthaeus Seutter. Showing large round calendar.

    Kalendarium Juliano-Romanum Perpetuum
    1720 - George Matthäus Seutter
    10004

    Old coloured engraving of a calendar. Published in 1720.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Neue Tafel vor alle Liebhabers und See-fahrende Personen Stellet vor ein Orlog oder Kriegs-Schiff...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Large, old coloured engraving of a warship by Johann Baptist Homann. Published around 1720 in Nuremberg. Shows a three-master battleship with dinghies in the centre, below the cross section of the...

    Neue Tafel vor alle Liebhabers und See-fahrende Personen Stellet vor ein...
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11809

    Copper engraving of a maritim scenery. Warship. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Werck-zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst, Vestungs-bau und Artillerie, zu...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Large, old coloured engraving with numerous illustrations of siege and war technology by Johann Baptist Homann. Including different military equipment such as cannons, mortars, battle axes, various...

    Tafel in welcher alle gehörige Werck-zeuge zur Kriegs-Kunst,...
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11810

    Copper engraving of a military scene. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Neue Tafel vor alle Liebhabers und See-fahrende Personen Stellet vor ein Orlog oder Kriegs-Schiff...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Large, old coloured engraving of a warship by Johann Baptist Homann. Published around 1720 in Nuremberg. Shows a three-master battleship with dinghies in the centre, below the cross section of the...

    Neue Tafel vor alle Liebhabers und See-fahrende Personen Stellet vor ein...
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    12472

    Copper engraving of a maritim scenery. Warship. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

  • George Matthäus Seutter:  Accurata Utopiae Tabula das ist der Neu-Entdeckten Schalck-Welt, oder des so Offt Benannten und...

    G. M. Seutter, Augsburg, circa 1730

    The famous fantasy map of Utopia.Schlaraffenland stand for the Land of Cockaigne in German and represents a country of idleness and luxury. This is a totally imaginary map, but...

    Accurata Utopiae Tabula das ist der Neu-Entdeckten Schalck-Welt, oder...
    1730 - George Matthäus Seutter
    11487

    Old coloured map of Cockaigne, Utopia. Printed in Augsburg by G. M. Seutter circa 1730.

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