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Leaf from Saxon Chronicles

 Digital Image
Collection number: aftb59

Dates

  • Digitized: 1492

Creator

Summary Note

Single Leaf of Cronecken der Sassen (The Saxon Chronicles).

Rights Statement Note

Educational

Physical Description Note

Incunabulum. Woodcut of Medieval battle hand colored non-contemporary with text in Old HIgh 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.

Publisher Note

Publisher: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Contributor Note

Contributor: Andrew and Kathy Tatler-Burgess

Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
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Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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