Liber chronicarum

Title

Liber chronicarum

Alternative Title

Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ÿmaginibus ab inicio mundi
Nuremberg Chronicle

Creator

Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1524

Publisher

Anton Koberger

Date

12 July 1493

Format

[20], CCLXVI, [5], CCLXVII-CCXCIX, [I] leaves : illustrations, maps, ports. ; 45 cm. (fol.)

Description

Hand-coloured by Johann Kruyshaar c. 1521, his and other early marginal notes (some shaved) intermittently throughout, including his catalogue of the Abbots of his monastery at the end.
Binding late 18th-century German 1/4 diced Russia, green watered paper boards and morocco label. Minor repair to joints and head and tail bands.

Title extracted from woodcut title of register (leaf [1a], 1st group), which reads: Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ÿmagi[ni]bus ab inicio mu[n]di.
Compiled by Hartmann Schedel.
Illustrated by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff.
Imprint from Goff.
First colophon (leaf CCLXVI recto) reads: Completo in famosissima Nurembergensi vrbe operi de hystorijs etatum mundi ac descriptione vrbium. Felix imponitur finis. Collectum breui tempore auxilio doctoris Hartma[n]ni Schedel, qua fieri potuit diligentia. Anno [Christ]i millesimo quadringentesimo nonagesimotercio, die quarto mensis Iunij. Deo igitur optimo. Sint laudes infinite.
Second colophon (leaf [1b], 3rd group) reads: Abest nunc studiose lector finis Libri cronicarum per viam epithomatis [et] breuiarij compilati opus q[ui]dem preclarum. ... Ad intuitu[m] autem [et] preces prouidoru[m] ciuiu[m] Sebaldi Schreyer [et] Sebastiani Kamermaister hunc librum dominus Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit. ... Consummatu[m] autem duodecima mensis Iulij, anno Salutis n[ost]re, 1493.
Leaves printed on both sides.
Unsigned gatherings.
Leaves CCLVIIII, CCLX and CCLXI are blank, except for running titles and foliation.
Errors in foliation: leaves XXIX and CCXXIX misnumbered respectively as XIXX and CCXXX.
Spaces for initials.
Includes index.
Lacking final blank leaf.

Provenance

Hand-coloured by Johann Kruyshaar c. 1521, his and other early marginal notes (some shaved) intermittently throughout, including his catalogue of the Abbots of his monastery at the end.
Binding late 18th-century German 1/4 diced Russia, green watered paper boards and morocco label. Minor repair to joints and head and tail bands.

Purchased on the Schulich-Woolf fund.

Contributor

Wolgemut, Michael, 1434-1519, illustrator.
Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm, -1494, illustrator.
Kruyshaar, Johann, approximately 1485-1555, former owner.

Language

Latin

Identifier

Flat Folio Dated 1493 .S3
Goff S-307
Hain-Copinger 14508*
Polain 3469
Proctor 2084
BM 15th cent., II, 437 (IC. 7451)
ISTC is00307000

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Citation

Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1524, “Liber chronicarum,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed October 6, 2022, https://schulichwoolf.omeka.net/items/show/757.