Stylised representation of a comet, c 1495.

 
Stylised representation of a comet, c 1495.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Woodcut from the 'Nuremburg Chronicle' by Haartman Schedel (1440-1514), a collector of manuscripts and member of humanist circles in Nuremburg. The chronicles contain about 18,000 illustrations of Christian world history beginning with the creation of the universe.

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