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Beautiful Images from the Nuremberg Chronicle

Created in 1493, the Nuremberg Chronicle is a history of the World going back to Biblical times. Written by Hartmann Schedel, it was printed in Latin and German editions with hundreds of copies being sold. The 1801 woodcut illustrations were done by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Here are some of favourite images!

God creating the world

God creating the world

Adam and Eve

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Building Noah’s Ark

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Moses crossing the Red Sea

Crossing of the Red Sea depicted in the 15th century  Nuremberg Chronicle

Crossing of the Red Sea depicted in the 15th century Nuremberg Chronicle

Sun and Moon

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Beheading of John the Baptist

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Locusts

Locusts

Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

Female Siamese Twins

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Crucifixion of Jesus

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Four Couples Dancing

Four Couples Dancing

Devil and Woman on Horseback

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City of Constance

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Medieval hermit

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City of Nuremberg

Nuremberg in 1493

You can view the entire Nuremberg Chronicle from the University of Cambridge’s Digital Library

See also:

The World in 1467

Images of Castles from Medieval Manuscripts

Images of the Medieval Apocalypse

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