Johann Schönsperger Hand-Colored Woodcut from Augsburg Chronicles, circa 1497
Johann Schönsperger (Augsburg, 1455 – 1521) after Hartmann Schedel (Nuremberg, 1440 – 1514)
Der welt Niniveh Das XXI blat (the world Niniveh the XXI plate), circa 1497
Hand-colored woodcut on laid paper
Pulled from Das Buch der Chroniken und Geschichten mit Figuren und Pildnussen also known as The Augsburg Chronicles
Published by Johann Schönsperger, Augsburg
Inscribed “Niniveh 1498” to lower margin
Presented in silver plate frame
Das ander alter page to verso
- wear and toning to sheet; tears to edges; staining and accretion towards upper right; wear to frame; wear, staining and accretions to verso.
- measures frame; sheet measures 7.25" W x 10.0" H.