Antique Master Print-ULMA-CITY-VIEW-WOODCUT-Wolgemut-Schedel-1493

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‘ULMA.’

– Original antique master print, titled: ‘Ulma’. It shows a fantasy bird’s eye view of the city of Ulm in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. This is the first view of Ulm published in a book. On the verso (rear) are 5 portraits of popes (Victor II, Stephanus nonus, Benedictus X, Nicolaus II, Alexander II). Portrait of Berengarius, portrait of St. Joannes Gualbertus Monachus and a depiction of a monastery (Ordo Vallis Umbrose). Text and images front and rear as common.

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Original antique master print, titled: ‘Ulma’. It shows a fantasy bird’s eye view of the city of Ulm in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. This is the first view of Ulm published in a book. On the verso (rear) are 5 portraits of popes (Victor II, Stephanus nonus, Benedictus X, Nicolaus II, Alexander II). Portrait of Berengarius, portrait of St. Joannes Gualbertus Monachus and a depiction of a monastery (Ordo Vallis Umbrose). Text and images front and rear as common.

Made by Michael Wolgemut after Schedel.

Medium: woodcut on hand laid (verge) paper.

Sheet size: 57 x 42 cm (22.44 x 16.54 inch). Image size: 52.5 x 20 cm. (20.67 x 7.87 inch).

Condition: excellent, given age. Some pinholes around the centre of the sheet, where the two parts were joined and sized. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.

ULMA-CITY-VIEW-WOODCUT | DP-A1-002-24

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Original antique print originating from Schedel’s ‘Weltchronik’ or ‘Nuremberg Chronicle’, published in 1493, printed by Anton Koberger, in Nuremberg. The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible, it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, with a version in German, translation by Georg Alt, it appeared in 1493. It is one of the best-documented early printed books an incunabulum and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. .

Biography engraver: Woodcutter: Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) was a German painter/printmaker. He was a teacher of Albrecht Durer. Michael in his turn was trained by his father, Valentin Wolgemut (died 1469).

Biography artist: Author: Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) was a German physician, humanist, historian. He was also one of the first cartographers to employ the printing press. His most important works are the famous Nuremberg Chronicle (known as the Schedelsche Weltchronik or in English: Schedel’s World Chronicle).

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Dimensions 42 × 57 × 1 cm

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