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Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009

Featuring 870 lots of rare antique maps, charts, pocket maps, globes and atlases
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Lot #863: "The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle" Adrian Wilson

Cartographic reference book The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle
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$180.00 - $250.00
Sold for: $100.00

Lot 863
By: Adrian Wilson
Subject: Reference Books
Date: 1978


Condition: A+
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Size: 10 x 13.8 inches
25.4 x 35.1 cm

Detailed examination of the making of this important early illustrated book taken from surviving page layouts, original contracts for the illustrations, contracts for printing, etc. It includes a history of the printer, Anton Koberger, and a list of known copies of the first Latin and German editions. The text of this study of the Chronicle's production combines scholarship with wit, providing a fascinating view of the incunabula period. Introduction by Peter Zahn and published by Nico Israel, 253 pp., illustrated, including color plates. First edition, second printing. Hardbound in gray cloth, pictorial dust jacket.

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