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Auction 143, Lot 676

"Quarta etas Mundi Solium Hierosolimorum Excidium", Schonsperger, Johann

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1497 (published)

Publication: Liber Cronicarum cum Figuris y Ymaginibus ab Initio Mudi…

Color: Hand Color

7.7 x 4.2 inches
19.6 x 10.7 cm
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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 Latin text (8.3 x 11.2").

References: Laor #1127.

Condition: A

Remargined at left with a portion of neatline in facsimile. There is a professionally repaired tear in bottom right corner, far from image, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $450


Closed on 2/13/2013