Coloured woodcut town view of Mecedonia. Printed in Augsburg by Johann Schönsperger in 1497.

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Incunabulum leaf showing an imaginary view of Mecedonia. From Hartmann Schedel's small world chronicle "Liber chronicarum" printed 1497 by Johann Schönsperger in Augsburg, throughout rubricated.

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CartographerHartmann Schedel
TitleDe Macedonia
Publisher, YearJohann Schönsperger, Augsburg, 1497
Plate Size8.9 x 14.2 cm (3.5 x 5.6 inches)
Sheet Size26.2 x 19.7 cm (10.3 x 7.8 inches)

Condition

Minor paper loss in right margin

Cartographer

Hartmann Schedel was born 1440 in Nuremberg. He studied in Leipzig and Padua several disciplines also Physics, Medicine and Laws. Neither his social position nor his business made him famous, but his major work the so called Schedel's World Chronicle. The incunable was issued 1493 in Latin, followed by the German edition in the same year. It contains more than 1800 woodcuts out of Michael Wolgemut woodcut shop. Albrecht Dürer completed an apprenticeship with Wolgemut around 1490, so even Dürer may has worked on these woodcuts. Many of the illustrations showing cities the first time ever. In 1497 the Small Schedel was printed by Johann Schönsperger in Augsburg, a reduced version of the Nuremberg print also smaller in size. Schedel died 1514 in Nuremberg.

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Coloured woodcut town view of Mecedonia. Printed in Augsburg by Johann Schönsperger in 1497.

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