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Book of chronicles and stories with figures and images.

Hartmann Schedel1496-09-18

Lithuanian Art Fund

Lithuanian Art Fund
Vilnius, Lithuania

Full title: "Das Buch der Chroniken und Geschichten mit figuren und pildnussen".

Book of Chronicles and Stories by the German historian Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514) describes various countries and their histories from the beginning of the world to the end of the 15th century. The chronicle is famous for its illustrations - wooden engravings by graphic artists Michael Wolgemut (1434–1519) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460–1494). The book is decorated with around 1,800 engravings that complement the information with scenes from the cities described and portraits of historical personalities. Schedel’s chronicle is one of the first printed sources of Lithuanian history. It includes a description of Lithuania: its geographical location, climate, and customs. Lithuania can be seen in the map of Central Europe. The book was published in Latin and German: in Nuremberg in 1493, and in Augsburg in 1496 and 1497.

Details

  • Title: Book of chronicles and stories with figures and images.
  • Creator: Hartmann Schedel
  • Date Created: 1496-09-18
  • Location: Augsburg, Johann Schonsperger
  • Type: Book

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