"Jerusalem zerstoerung", Schonsperger, Johann
Subject: Holy Land - Jerusalem
Period: 1496 (published)
Publication: Liber Cronicarum…Das Buch Der Croniken
Color: Black & White
7.8 x 4.2 inches
19.8 x 10.7 cm
This rare woodcut depicting Jerusalem is from the reduced version of Hartman Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle, sometimes called the mini-Schedel. The dramatic view synopsizes the six destructions the city with Solomon's Temple ablaze at center. On a full sheet of German text.
Fine strong impression. Two binding holes barely affecting neatline at left. Minor surface soil in text with a couple of unobtrusive spots in plate. Short tear in blank bottom margin.