AFTB 59: Leaf from Cronecken der Sassen (The Saxon Chronicles)., 1492
Scope and Contents
Inculabulum. Woodcut of Medieval battle hand colored non-contemporary with printed text in Low Middle German. Professional paper restoration to right corner. 10 3/4" x 8" The Saxon Chronicles were written by Conrad Botes (Konrad Bothes), a goldsmith, around 1492. It was a "world " history that began with Noah's flood and progressed to regional local history of Saxony.The woodcuts are masterful and attributed only to Masters H and HR. The printing was done in Mainz by Peter Schöffer, a pupil of Guttenberg.
- Created: 1492
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