Never Before Has Your Like Been Printed: The Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493
Case 1: Nuremberg
Map of Europe (from Andrew Pettegree, The Book in the Renaissance)
Facsimile of colored view of the city from the Nuremberg Chronicle, in Elisabeth Rücker’sHartmann Schedels Weltchronik
Case 2: “A Community Project”
Map showing “Preacher’s Lane,” where patron Sebald Schreyer, compiler Hartmann Schedel, and others involved in the project lived, from Wilson, The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle
Schedel’s colored self-portrait, from frontispiece to Stephan Füssel’s Chronicle of the World
Case 3: Hartmann Schedel’s Sources: Two Examples
Giacomo Filippo Foresti da Bergamo’s Supplementum Chronicarum (facsimile of leaves from 1492 Venice edition in the Valencia Library)
Aeneas Piccolomini, De Europa (edited by Bisaha and Brown)
Case 4: Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, artists
Facsimile of Schatzbehalter of 1491
Case 5: The Manuscript Layouts
Images of Schedel’s manuscript layouts, from Wilson, The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle
Case 6: Anton Koberger, printer
View of Egidienplatz (site of his print shop), from The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle
Image of Koberger, from The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle
Case 7: Marketing
Color facsimile of the “Commendatio,” or prospectus (in the Bavarian State Library)
Map of sales network (from Pettegree, The Book in the Renaissance)
Case 8: Liber Chronicarum, 1493
Facsimile of leaf announcing the index
Facsimile of leaf depicting the Creation (from The Story of the Creation of the World)
Case 9: Liber Chronicarum, cont.
Leaf CLXXVII, showing Kings of Italy (Folio Z, 49 cm)
Case 10: Liber Chronicarum, cont.
Leaf CLXXXIX, showing Emperor Henry III, etc.
Case 11: Das Buch der Chroniken, 1493
Leaf VI, showing creation of Eve from Adam’s rib
Leaf XXXIX, showing city view of Paris
Case 12: Das Buch der Chroniken, cont.
Leaf XLI, showing King Saul, and Ulysses and Circe
Case 13: Das Buch der Chroniken, cont.
Leaves LVII and LVIII, double-leaf spread of Rome
Case 14: Das Buch der Chroniken, cont.
Facsimile of leaves CCLXXXVI and CCLXXXVII, showing map
of northern Europe, from Chronicle of the World
Case 15: Augsburg reprints
Facsimile of title page and leaf VI, showing Adam and Eve, from the
Augsburg German edition of 1496 (in the Duchess Anna Amalia Library)
Case 16: Augsburg reprints, cont.
Leaf C, showing Augsburg, from the Augsburg Latin edition, 1497
Case 17: Influence of the Nuremberg Chronicle
Facsimiles from Sebastian Franck’s Chronica, 1536
Case 18: Influence of the Nuremberg Chronicle, cont.
Sebastian Münster’s Cosmography, 1578
Case 19: Recent Scholarship
Stephan Füssel, Die Welt im Buch
Christoph Reske, Die Produktion der Schedelschen Weltchronik
Case 20: Recent Scholarship, cont.
English translation by Michael Zellman-Rohrer
Case 21: (in Special Collections): Liber Chronicarum, 1493
Open to leaf CCLXVII, showing Aeneas Piccolomini
(Pope Pius II) and the Emperor Frederick