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Liber chronicarum


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Description The Liber chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle is a history of the world divided into seven ages within the framework of the biblical narrative beginning with the Creation and ending with the Last Judgment. The book project was commissioned by two Nurem¬berg merchants: Sebald Schreyer (1446–1503) and his son-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister (1446–1520). The Latin text was composed by Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514), a medical doctor and humanist, and translated into German by George Alt (1450–1510), a scribe at the Nuremberg treasury. The book enjoyed great popularity not only in Germany, but also in Italy, France, and Bohemia and despite its consider¬able price was reprinted three times within a decade.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/11/2012Treatmentexamined for condition; examined for exhibition; repaired
Exhibitions
  • A World of Foreign Lands. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992.
  • Expanding World Views: A Millennium of Maps. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2001-2002.
  • Beasts on Parchment: Picturing Animals in Medieval Manuscripts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010-2011.
  • Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. 2012-2013.
  • A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 2016-2017.
Provenance Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1905; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1905

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Period
1493
Medium
ink and watercolor on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
91.1262
Measurements
Closed H: 17 3/8 x W: 12 3/16 x D: 3 9/16 in. (44.2 x 31 x 9 cm); Open H: 17 1/4 x W: 22 x D: 9 1/2 in. (43.82 x 55.88 x 24.13 cm);
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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