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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wellcome Library Item of the Month: 'Nuremberg Chronicle'

Wellcome Library Item of the Month: 'Nuremberg Chronicle'Published in 1493 Liber chronicarum is a history chronicle following Biblical precedent, beginnning with the Creation of the World and ending with the Last Judgement. The largest section however, consists of scenes of contemporary life and contains many illustrations of European cities and countries. As the book was produced in Nuremberg – then the centre of the German book trade – it is not surprising that the city is afforded a double page spread (shown) and that the book is known in English as the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'

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