1493 Hartmann Schedel Antique Print View of Naples Italy & The Lineage of Christ

Cartographer : Hartmann Schedel

This magnificent hand coloured original wood block engraved antique view of Naples, Italy - which is believed to be one of the earliest published views of Naples - and a pictorial representation of the The Lineage of Christ on the verso, was published in the 1493 edition of Liber Chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel.

General Definitions:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color : - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 17 1/2in x 12in (450mm x 300mm)
Plate size: - 9in x 7 1/2in (230mm x 190mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Margins: - None
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

The Nuremberg Chronicles were published only 40 years after first moveable type publication which revolutionised the modern world.
On the verso is a depiction of part of the family tree of the Kings of Israel: included are Kings Solomon, David and the Queen of Saba (Sheba).
The woodblock engravers were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations.
The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe.
The following is a translation of the Latin Text below the Wood-Cut.

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