Auction 107, Lot 460

"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.


Condition: B

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.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 6/9/2004