[History of the 13th century.]Linea Impator Adolffus. Ordo Celestinorum. Linea summor pontifici Bonifacius octavus. Benedictus undecimus. Ludovic. eps tholosan. ordinis minorum.
[Nuremberg, July 13th 1493.]
Five woodcuts, one coloured, set in Latin letterpress. Sheet 400 x 290mm (15¾ x 11½"). Repaired tear.
An incunable sheet, with an historical text covering from the mid-thirteenth century to the early 14th. It covers the foundation of the Celestine Order (1254), portraits of popes Boniface VIII (pope 1294-1303, after which Dante consigned him to the Eighth Circle of Hell) and Benedict XI (1303-4). The coloured woodcut shows the Celestine Order's headquarters. It was published in the Hartmann Schedel's famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle', the most profusely-illustrated book of the period, printed over 500 years ago. It is the oldest print we have in stock.
[Ref: 30673] £230.00