Auction 96, Lot 589

"The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle", Wilson, Adrian

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1978 (dated)



9.7 x 14 inches
24.6 x 35.6 cm

Introduction by Peter Zahn and published by Nico Israel. A detailed study of the making of this important early illustrated book taken from surviving page layouts, original contracts for the illustrations, contracts for printing, etc. Includes a history of the printer, Anton Koberger, and a list of known copies of the Latin and German editions. The text of this study of the Chronicle's production combines scholarship with wit, providing a fascinating view of the incunabula period. 253 pp, illustrated, including color plates. First edition, second printing. Grey cloth, dust jacket.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $130 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/12/2001