Germany: Anton Koberger, ca 1460-1494. First edition. This work by Schedel [1440-1514] is an illustrated world history which is based on the Bible, which follows the story of human history related in the Bible and includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel it appeared in 1493. It is a well documented incunabulum, one of the first to successfully combine illustrations and text.
This epic history divides human history into 7 ages. Published and printed by Anton Koberger, the godfather of Albrecht Durer and the most successful German publisher of his day. The woodcut illustrations were made in the workshop of Michael Wolgemut [1434 - 1519], with an unpredcedented number of 1,809 illustrations. These woodblocks include views of cities and towns, battles, kings, and saints. Some images represent actual cities, and other images are purely imaginative.
This page describes the lineage of Christ and lineage of Italian Kings with small images in two columns running down either side of the page. Images include: Jehoshapaht, Jehoram, Ahaziah, Athaliah, Capys Silvius, Capetus, Tiberius Silvius, Agrippa Silvius. The verso has similar imagery down the page and describes Lycurgus, a lawgiver of Sparta (now called Laconia); Prophets Isaiah, Hosea and Joel; Israelite Kings: Jehu, Jehoahaz , Joash, Jeroboam (II). Kings appearing with sceptors. Approximately 12 x 17 1/4", b & w, sml. chip in top margin not affecting text, very clean. Good + overall. Item #21686