Incunabula World Chronicle 1493 Liber Chronicarum. Schedel Folio Koberger

Incunabula World Chronicle 1493 Liber Chronicarum. Schedel Folio Koberger

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Incunabula World Chronicle 1493 Liber Chronicarum. Schedel Folio Koberger:

Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, for Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister, July 12 1493.

Folio (41 cm 28 cm, size of the pages)

325 leaves (of 328, without the xylopgraphic title page and the 2 blanks)

But including the supplement "De Sarmacia," the blank between folios 266-7, and the 3 folios 259-261 blank except for headlines and foliation).

I think this book hardly needs any introduction, If you like to read about it

There are many digital links supplied, so you can see the entire book.

The Liber chronicarum is a world history from the late middle ages compiled by the Nuremberg doctor Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514). Schedel's world history covers the period from the creation of the world to around 1450, which is followed by a look ahead to Judgement Day. In line with tradition, Schedel’s world history is divided into seven periods. A summary of the story of Creation is presented in the first period, which is followed by the periods running from Noah to Abraham, from Abraham to David, from David to the Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy, from the Babylonian Captivity to the birth of Christ, and from the birth of Christ to Judgement Day, the sixth period, which includes Schedel'sown time. The final period, the seventh period, comprises the Kingdom of the Antichrist, ending with Judgement Day. Schedel’s Liber chronicarum is not so much well-known for its text, but rather for its typography and the unusually large number of illustrations for the time. Published in 1493 in Latin and German by Nuremburg printer Anton Koberger, the book contains more than 1,800 woodcuts and is therefore the most richly illustrated incunable ever.


More importantly, I did some home work for you, see below. The worldmap is in perfect condition (often missing or damaged). The lastest sale record shows 31.500$ foe a copy with one map missing!

There are no leaves supplied from other copies, nothing funny has happened with it.

Since the binding was loose, we had it rebound, using the same binding. Done according tothe highest standards. The book has NOT been glued or tampered with in any unacceptable way.

It was purchased from private hands. You can google yourself silly but you will not find it. Prices in the trade easily reach above 100.000$. There is an incomplete wreck at ABE for a 33.000$.

Please consider a similar wreck of a book, with a. 28 pages missing, b. in a modern binding and c. the all important world maplacking, stillmade in 2012 at Christies 19.500$

You can ask me questions in German and in English. I can send more scans, but if you are not really intending to buy, please do not waist my time. According to EU law, I have to charge 6% VAT on this book, if you are an EU member. Again, if you commit to buy, this is what you agree to, no haggling afterwards. If you have a valid VAT number (which I will check) then no need for this. Paypal and credit card are possible for this item, but let us discuss first. Payment of course also possible by bank. Now for over 15 years I have been selling on , and I am about the most reliable dealer on the planet. You can come and see the item, you can also send it back if you don’t like it. I want happy and returning customers.


Index with hand painted initials. Strong imprints. No worming, no spotting. No mold.

Strong paper, very clean. Not browned or grubby. 18th century full calf binding. A few spots.


Title-page missing

Leaf VII, with the expulsion some paradise. 10 cm of the bottom of the text missing (not of the image).

Europe map: closely cut, with some loss of text on the left and the right side.

Top margins closely cut, often resulting in loss of part of the caption. In some case there is no caption anymore,NO LOSS OF TEXT! WORLDMAP fine, ample margins, flawless,

FEDEX insured shipping with item. FREE.


1. Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus

Complete, [432 x 302 mm.] 17th century binding. 165.000 $

2. LIBER CHRONICARUM (NUREMBERG Complete Size ?, new binding, 130.000 $

3. Liber chronicarum. 40 cm x 28 cm 95.000 $

4. Liber chronicarum. 2 pages missing! 19 century calf. 55.000 $ mediocre copy?

5. Das Buch der Chroniken [The Nuremberg Very defective copy only 103 pages of 297, 33.000 $

At sale

1. Christies, 2012. SCHEDEL, Hartmann (1440-1514). Liber chronicaru, Bad copy, 300 leaves (of 328; missing leaves include title and world map). Rest of the book. Some headlines shaved, occasional light staining, small wormholes, repaired tears touching text in several leaves, a few index leaves defective, some leaves probably supplied.) Modern vellum.

Nevertheless 19.500 $

The map alone in the trade

On Nov-01-12 at 10:54:05 PDT, seller added the following information:

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