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Rome. - "Tiburtina die statt"
Das sechst alter der werlt. Lag. CXIII (113)
Upper left: Portrait of "Secundus philozophus"
Most likely holding in his hand the oldest depiction of looking glasses ever in print
Type of print: Woodcut
Color: Excellent hand coloring
Published in: Nuremberg Chronicle ("Weltchronik" (Liber Chronicarum)
Author: Hartmann Schedel.
Published: Nuremberg, 1493
Text: German edition. Relating text print below image.
Tiburtina is nowadays a city fraction of the City of Rome. The text describes it as being mentioned by Strabo and Virgil, supposedly older than Rome and founded by Greek immigrants to Italy.
This print is from the very rare GERMAN EDITION of the Nuremberg Chronicle, which was fist published in LATIN in May 1493 and, with a very small German edition, in December 1493. Since the publishers were located in Nuremberg, Germany, they felt they should also publish this important incunabula work in the German language. But among scholars in all of Europe, the Latin language was the common language for communication, while German had a much smaller radius. That's why the Latin edition was the larger of the two.
The philosopher, upper left, is depicted with a pair of looking glasses in his hand. It may be safe to speak of the first ever depicted pair of glasses in print history.
Reverse side: 9 portraits of, a medical doctor (holding up and viewing a glass of urine), one philosopher - Justinus, three heretics and three bishops, among them Apollinaris.
Condition:Very good. Excellent hand coloring. Wide margins with stains and other traces of age and use., like smal tears
along edges, none of them near images.
Image of Tiburtina: 20,2 x 22,4 cm (ca.8 x 8.8")
Sheet size: 46 x 31 cm (ca. 18 x 12") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design