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The Nuremberg Chronicle Map of Venice

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The Nuremberg Chronicle Map of Venice

Date of publication:

  • 1493
  • Place of publication:


  • Anton Koberger
  • Colour:

  • black and white
  • This is one of the earliest obtainable views of Venice, derived from a larger woodcut by Dutch artist Erhard Reuwich, which was published in the first illustrated printed travel book, Breydenbach's Sanctae Perigrinationes of 1486.

    The woodcuts were created in the workshop of Michael Wolgemut and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, possibly assisted by Albrecht Dürer (who was the godson of the book’s printer, Koberger). Read more

    Hartmann Schedel's encylopedic ‘Liber Chronicarum’, widely known as the Nuremberg Chronicle, is deservedly one of the most famous incunables. As many as 2500 copies in either Latin or German may have been printed; it was instantly popular, widely distributed and hugely influential, perhaps the most significant illustrated secular work of the 15th century.

    Condition & Materials

    Woodcut, printed area 19 x 53.5 cm, on sheet 43 x 62.5 cm, black and white, published in a Latin text edition with further text on verso, centrefold strengthened on verso. Read less