The Apocalypse or Armageddon is one of the most sought-after woodcuts of the Book of Chronicles or Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, also called Schedel's World History or Nuremberg Chronicle.
The famous woodcut shows monstrosities in the sky, engaged in enraged combat. Armageddon, the apocalyptic battle at the end of times between good and evil. God defeats the Antichrist and Archangel Michael is in battle with the dragon. Leaf number CCLXII.
Michael Wolgemut and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff were woodblock cutters of the illustrations of Schedel's World Chronicle. Albrecht Dürer was an apprentice in Wohlgemut's workshop between 1486 and 1490, so the young Dürer was most likely involved in the woodcutting work, since some of his illustrations for his Apocalypse show a remarkable similarity.
|Title||[Armageddon, Apocalypse] Septima etas mundi|
|Publisher, Year||Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493|
|Plate Size||36.0 x 22.5 cm (14.2 x 8.9 inches)|
|Sheet Size||41.0 x 29.0 cm (16.1 x 11.4 inches)|
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