(Liber chronicarum) Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi

Author: Written by Hartmann Schedel (German, Nuremberg 1440–1514 Nuremberg)

Printer: Printed by Anton Koberger (German, Nuremberg ca. 1445–1513 Nuremberg)

Artist: Michael Wolgemut (German, Nuremberg 1434–1519 Nuremberg)

Artist: Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (German, Nuremberg ca. 1460–1494 Nuremberg)

Binder: Bound by Art Bookbinding Studio

Date: July 12, 1493

Medium: Letterpress with woodcut illustrations

Dimensions: Overall: 17 13/16 x 12 11/16 x 2 3/4 in. (45.2 x 32.2 x 7 cm)

Classification: Books

Credit Line: The George Khuner Collection, Gift of Mrs. George Khuner, 1981

Accession Number: 1981.1178.29


One of the most famous early illustrated books, this ambitious text chronicles the history of the world, from the Creation to 1493, with a final section devoted to the anticipated Last Days of the World. It was illustrated with more than 1,000 woodcuts designed by the talented German artists Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, with the assistance of their studio apprentices, among whom was the young Albrecht Dürer.