Manuscript and Print in the 15th Century

The Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection now includes the Liber Chronicarum, or the Nuremberg Chronicle, written by Hartman Schedel and printed by Anton Koeberger in Nuremberg, 1493. This exhibit highlights our hand-coloured Nuremberg Chronicle and two other 15th-century works in the collection: William Caxton's Polycronicon (1482) and a letter from Edward IV to Maximilian, Duke of Austria and Burgundy regarding a case of piracy against English subjects sent in 1479. Together these pieces present a window into manuscript and print culture in the 15th century.


Jillian Sparks and Kim Bell