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

Description

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.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10418946

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