A Leaf From the Nuremberg Chronicle, Latin Edition: Liber Chronicarum.
(Nürnberg: Koberger, Anton, 12 July 1493). Folio. (1)pp. A leaf from the first edition of the seminal work of gathered information on Christendom. The text is Gothic letter, 64 lines to a page, with illustrations by Michael Wohlgemut. This particular leaf represents the "sexta etas mudi," from folii CL and CLI. The recto illustrates the line of high priests, and the verso illustrates Theodelinda (d. 628), Queen of the Lombards and daughter of Duke Garibald of Bavaria. The woodcuts also depict her first and second husbands, Authari and Agilulph. Some faint toning along inner margin, else a fine and crisp specimen from this milestone of early printing. (Item ID: 20934)