Schedel, Portraits, Religious, City Views, Cairo, Egypt, Memphis, Melchizedek, Abraham, King of Salem, Zoroastes, Sodom and Gomorra
SCHEDEL double page - Abraham's family tree and lineage - View of Memphis, now Cairo (Kairo) - Egypt
Nuremberg Chronicle. "Tercia etas mundi Fol. XXII" (page 22)
Left side of left page: Melchizedek meets Abraham. Melchizedek, King of Salem, High Priest of
God brings bread and wine to Abraham and speaks the famous blessing on Abraham: Blessed be Abram...
Abraham's family tree and lineage -
Left side of right page: Abraham and further right: View of Memphis, now Cairo (Kairo) - Egypt
Type of print: woodcut
Color: Excellent hand coloring
Published in: Nuremberg Chronicle ("Weltchronik" (Liber Chronicarum)
Author: Hartmann Schedel.
Printer: Anton Koberger
Published: Nuremberg, 1493 Latin edition = first edition
Reverse side Fol. XI (11)
God orders Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaak, and Abraham is ready to follow
as he was told, when an angel appeared in the sky at the last moment and stopped Abraham from doing it.
Portrait of Zoroastes - Prophet of the old Iranian Religion
Right side: Nachor' and Melcha's lineage Continuation from reverse page XX (20)
Below: Sodom and Gomorra
Along the edges of this rarely combined double page the margins are frayed here and there.
Traces of age and use in margins. Some minor stains enhance the patina of this honorable incunabula
print with Biblical meaning to Jews, Moslems and Christians. With an exceptionally beautiful hand coloring.
Sheet size (double page): 45 x 62 cm (ca. 17.7 x 24.4")