"Der Welt bas Leviii Blat Jherusalem Zerstozung", Schonsperger, Johann
Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land
Period: 1496 (published)
Publication: Liber Cronicarum…Das Buch Der Croniken
Color: Black & White
7.8 x 4.3 inches
19.8 x 10.9 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 (8.1 x 11.1").
A fine impression with a couple small light spots and light soiling in text. There are three binding holes along the neatline at left and a short tear in blank bottom margin.