SCHEDEL, Hartmann (1440-1514)
[World Map]. "Das ander alter der werlt." Nuremberg: Koberger, 23 December 1493.
Hand-colored woodcut world map, image 439 x 309 mm (547 x 409 mm sheet). The map surrounded by a border with 12 windheads and supported in three corners by Japhet, Shem, and Ham, German text. (5 tears crossing the image or text with old repairs on verso and one marginal repair on recto, pale marginal stains.) FIRST EDITION from the German edition of Liber Chronicarum , a "robust woodcut taken from Ptolemy…What gives the map present-day interest and attraction are the panels representing the outlandish creatures and beings that were thought to inhabit the further-most parts of the earth." This woodcut map of the world was among the last printed before the findings from Columbus' voyages to the new world were widely known. Shirley 19.
Estimate $ 5,000-7,000