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Schedel, Hartmann, 1440–1514

Secunda etas mundi = Secunda etas mũdi / [Hartmann Schedel].

[Nuremberg] : [Anton Koberger], [12 July 1493]
Physical Description:
1 map ; 31 x 44 cm, on sheet 41 x 58 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2010 1e
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale not given.
Caption title.
Relief shown pictorially.
Woodcut by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurrf.
Upper right: "foliũ XIII."
From: Liber chronicarum, 12 July 1493.
Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world (4th ed.), 19
Jerusalem is at the center of the map; the Indian Ocean is an enclosed area; and Scandinavia, southern Africa and the Far East are not shown.
Eastern hemisphere (Known world).
Twelve winds, depicted as heads surrounding the map, are named as well as major places.
A panel of seven creatures borders the left margin.
On verso: three columns of Latin text with the third column bordered by a panel of seven creatures on either side; upper right: "folium XII."
BAC: British Art Center copy uncolored.
Depicts the pre-Columbus world, based on Ptolemy's Geographia.
Subject Terms:
Chronology, Historical -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Specimens -- Maps.
World maps -- Early works to 1800.
Koberger, Anton, approximately 1440-1513, publisher.
Pleydenwurff, Wilhelm, -1494, engraver.
Wolgemut, Michael, 1434-1519, engraver.
Schedel, Hartmann, 1440-1514. Liber chronicarum.
Ptolemy, active 2nd century. Geographia.

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