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Bod-Inc: S-109

Schedel, Hartmann

Liber chronicarum, et al.


Analysis of Content

[*1r] [Title-page of the index.] ‘Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab inicio mundi usque nunc temporis'.

[*2r] ‘Tabula'.

a1r [Title-page.] ‘Liber cronicarum cum figuris et ymaginibus ab inicio mundi usque nunc temporis'.

a1v Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum. [Prologue.] ‘Epitoma operum sex dierum de mundi fabrica prologus'. Incipit: ‘[C]um apud doctissimos et prestantissimos uiros qui ueram naturam et historiam tradiderunt de mundi fabrica . . .’

a3r Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum. Incipit: ‘[I]n principio creauit deus celum et terram. Terra autem erat inanis et vacua . . .’ See S‑108.

FF4r Schedel, Hartmann: Liber chronicarum [Continuation]. ‘Cartas reliquas sine scriptura relinquere conuenit . . .’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uod erat officium suscepti libri auspice Christo . . .’

GG1r [Colophon.]

GG1v ‘De Sarmacia regione Europe'. ‘De regno Polonie et initio eius'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoniam de Bolestao (qui tertius Sarmacie rex extitit) paulo post mentio fiet . . .’

GG5r [Verse.] ‘Ad deum optimum maximum de his que mirabilia gessit pro iustissimo et excelso Maximiliano roge(!) Romanorum'. Incipit: ‘Auctor et princeps operose mundi | Quique deceptis opifer fuisti'; 17 sapphic stanzas. See S‑108.

GG5v [Introduction to Pius II's work.] Incipit: ‘[V]eteres rerum scriptores parcissime de Germania locuti sunt . . .’

GG6v Piccolomini, Aeneas [Sylvius: In Europam. Preface addressed to] Antonius [de la Cerda], Cardinal of Lerida. Incipit: ‘Podagrantem me nuper et artheticis doloribus . . .’ Dated Rome, 29 Mar. 1458.

GG6v Piccolomini, Aeneas [Sylvius: In Europam.] Incipit: ‘Que sub Friderico tertio eius nominis imperatore apud Europes . . .’ See S‑108.

OO5r [Colophon.]

[†1r] [Presentation of the map.] Incipit: ‘Declaraturus situm imaginemque Germanie in sequenti tabella depictam occurrit dictum Starbonis(!) libro septimo . . .’

[†1v] [Map of Europe.]


Imprint: Augsburg: Johann Schönsperger, 1 Feb. 1497. Folio.


Collation: [*–***6 ****8] a6 b–e4 f g6 h4 i6 k2 l4 m6 n8 o p6 q4 r–v6 x4 y z6 A–Z6 AA–MM6 NN4 OO6 [†2].

Remarks: The first four leaves of gatherings [*–****] are numbered 1-17 in sequence, but the gatherings are not signed.

Illustrations: Woodcuts. Two maps; see Campbell, Maps, 221 and 222. See


ISTC: is00308000

Hain: HCR 14509;

Goff: Goff S‑308;

BMC: BMC II 370;

Proctor: Pr 1786;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑196; CIBN S‑162; Hillard 1815; Oates 946-7; Rhodes 1596; Sack, Freiburg, 3183; Schreiber V 5204; Sheppard 1297. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmology, GC 119; Unit 5: Chronicles and Historiography: Part II, CH 81.

LCN: 14052683


Copy number: S-109(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [****8] (26 of BMC collation). Register bound at the end.

Inserted after OO6, a sheet containing on the inner opening a map of Germany, with names in types 150 and 87, and text on the recto of the first leaf in 87.

Binding: Eighteenth-century blind-tooled (fillets only) mottled calf, rebacked.

Size: 290 × 204 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 287 × 183 mm.

Occasional marginal corrections in an early hand, brown ink, and pointing hands; some underlining in red crayon.

Provenance: John Baytmann (sixteenth century?); inscription on a1r: ‘Johannes baytmanns est possessor iure'. William Morton (seventeenth century?); on a1r: ‘William Morto[n]'. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.

SHELFMARK: Douce 221.

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