Antique Maps by Hartmann Schedel (*1440 - 1514)

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.
  • Hartmann Schedel:  Rhodis

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    A very early woodcut view of Rhodes in the South Aegean Sea by Hartmann Schedel. From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle , printed in 1493. Leaf number LXXX....

    Rhodis
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12115

    Coloured woodcut town view of Rhodes. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Hebenna

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Early woodcut view of Geneva (Genève) by Hartmann Schedel. On verso a view of ancient Corinth in Greece. From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle , printed in...

    Hebenna
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12120

    Coloured woodcut town view of Geneve, Geneva. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Memphis vel Chairum

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Early woodcut view of Cairo, Egypt by Hartmann Schedel. To the left a woodcut of Abraham. From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle , printed in 1493. Leaf number...

    Memphis vel Chairum
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12125

    Coloured woodcut town view of Cairo. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Templum Salomonie / Perusia

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Early woodcut view Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem by Hartmann Schedel. Named Templum Salomois . From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle , printed in 1493. On...

    Templum Salomonie / Perusia
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12127

    Coloured woodcut town view of Jerusalem, Solomon Temple, Umbria, Perugia. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  Salczburga (Salczbvrga)

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Decorative incunable double-leaf in folio showing Salzburg by Hartmann Schedel. From the Latin edition of the famous Liber chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493, the year that...

    Salczburga (Salczbvrga)
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12139

    Coloured woodcut town view of Salzburg. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  [God the Father on a throne]

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The first page of the Book of Chronicles or Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, also called Schedel's World History or Nuremberg Chronicle . The famous frontispiece with the...

    [God the Father on a throne]
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12147

    God the Father from Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel printed 1493 in Nuremberg.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  [Creation of Eve]

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    The Creation of Eve. Early woodcut of Adam and Eve with God the Father from Genesis. Published in the Book of Chronicles or Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel, also called Schedel's World...

    [Creation of Eve]
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    12149

    Creation Eve, God the Father, Adam and Eve. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

  • Hartmann Schedel:  De Macedonia

    Johann Schönsperger, Augsburg, 1497

    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.

    De Macedonia
    1497 - Hartmann Schedel
    10395

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

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