Auction 168, Lot 612

"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

Size:
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").

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Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/6/2018

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