Zeitlin + Ver Brugge
Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514.)
Augsburg: Johann Schonsperger [inserted] (1481-1520) [end inserted], I Feb. 1497
folio Latin edition
Ref: Goff S 308 BMC II 370 Hain C.R. 14509 Polain (B) 3470
Cop: Stan UL, HEHL Pn 1786 -cccviii
(KA 14975) -JJiij (of 6)
366 leaves Fo. ii-cccxxxviii. [inserted] (28-365 numbered) [end inserted] 2 columns
51 lines + headline, 224 (232) x 135 mn.
Types 300, titles; 150, headlines + headings: 87 text.
Woodcuts. The headlines give the 'aetates mumdi'
as far as 321 a.
wood occ. from 1495 to 1500. Apparently the same in face
as Quent ed (Cologne) 280- with a similar [inserted] ad [end inserted] mixture of
87 text- German + Latin text type, used from 1494 onwords. Heavy with uppper [inserted] serif overhanging + lower serif curled [end inserted]
Schoensperger is 1st extent dated book is a German
Regimen sanitatis printed, Sept 1481; he continued
to print into the 16th C.
Printed form Kiburger's 1493 Nuremberg edition.
Johann Schoensperger may be noted among the more prolific printers
of illustrated books, but most of his illustrations were based on work
previously issued by other printers (e.g. his German Herbarius of 22nd
August 1485, based on Schoeffer's Mainz edition of March 1485, and
numerous works following in the wake of the Augsburg printers, Baemler
and Sorg). His use of the stencil in the colours of his botanical woodcuts in the
Herbarius contrasts with Ratdolt's method of colour-printing.2
Owing to the greater handiness of size + to the considerably
lower price due to the reduction of costs, these printed editions
were in much greater demand than the original.
Section begins folium CCXCV ggi
De Sarmacia regione Europe.
Before Septima etas mundi + Ultima etan mundi
Colophon- folium CCCXXXVIII- Q5
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