Leaf from Saxon Chronicles
- Digitized: 1492
- Konrad Bothe (Conrad Botho/ Bote) (Person)
Single Leaf of Cronecken der Sassen (The Saxon Chronicles).
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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: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections
Contributor: Andrew and Kathy Tatler-Burgess