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Melville Library’s Special Collections Celebrates New York Archives Week

Nuremberg Chronicle
The Nuremberg Chronicle is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing — an incunabulum — and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. The illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history contains 1809 woodcuts produced from 645 blocks.
Schedel, Hartmann, Georg Alt, Michael Wolgemut, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, Anton Koberger, Sebald Schreyer, and Sebastian Kamermaister.
Lib[er] cronicarum: cu[m] figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mu[n]di. [Nuremberg]: Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit, 1493.

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