§ Nuremberg Chronicle - SCHEDEL (Hartmann).... - Lot 434 - Millon

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§ Nuremberg Chronicle - SCHEDEL (Hartmann).... - Lot 434 - Millon
§ Nuremberg Chronicle - SCHEDEL (Hartmann). [LIBER CHRONICARUM]. Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cu[m] figuris et ymagibus ab initio mu[n]di. Nuremberg, Antoine Koberger for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastien Kamermaister, July 20, 1493.
In-folio of 20 ff. n. ch. (title and table), 300 ff. ch. I to CCXCIX, of which 3 bl. and 1 f n. ch., 5 ff. n. ch. ("De Regno Polonie"), (1) bl. Ivory wove vellum with flaps (rel. of the 17th c.), smooth spine decorated with gold garlands, beautiful gilt frame with central gilt fleuron on the plates, red head.
Small grey or red spots on the dishes, without gravity. Back redone. Qqs small defects very skillfully and discreetly restored (several tab-reinforced leaves, small tear in ff. CXXI and CLIX, f. CLIV bound verso-recto, restorations in the upper margin inside many ff. with very slight lack in ff. CLXV and CLXX), qqs ff. cut a little short in the upper margin. (rarely reaching the text). Qqs small underlining or small marginal notes in old ink (16th c.) Apart from these more than acceptable small defects, a very fine copy.
This work includes 1,800 engraved figures composed with the help of 645 different woods, spread over most of the folios, some of them very large, with various motifs, including numerous biblical scenes, portraits of kings and religious figures, important historical events, natural phenomena (monsters, comets, etc.), and a number of other objects.) as well as 119 representations of cities (some woods are repeated for several different cities, cf. Lyon and Bologna for example) or groups of monuments, including 29 on double page, several genealogical tables with coats of arms, a double armorial plate (f. CLXXXIII v° - CLXXXIIII r°), a world map (f. XIII) and a map of Europe on double page (in fine), all due to Wohlgemuth and Pleydenwurff from Nuremberg.
The 5 unencrypted sheets "De Samarcia Regione... De Regno Polonie...", usually bound between the ff. CCLXVI and CCLXVII, are here boun
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