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1493 Schedel Jerusalem

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"Destruccio Iherosolime"

Published by D. Hartmann Schedel, 1493

Printed by Lahaina Printsellers, Ltd., 2016

This reproduction of the beautifully hand-colored woodplate engraving of "Destruccio Iherosolime" was originally published in Nuremberg in a Latin edition of Schedel's Liber Chronicum, perhaps the single most influential secular illustrated book of the 15th century and one of the landmark printed works of the time. It contained lavish illustrations previously reserved for Bibles and other liturgical pieces.

Finely detailed, the engraving was done by Wilhelm Pleydenwurff and Michael Wohlgemut. Wohlgemut is regarded as the most important wood engraver of the 15th century, and he went on to tutor Albrecht Dürer, considered the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance.

Schedel's view of Jerusalem is one of the earliest obtainable views of the city, and it may have been based on a visit by Felix Fabri in 1480.

We custom-print this facsimile map on waterproof canvas in our Lahaina studio using the finest archival inks, which are tested and guaranteed not to fade or shift under normal circumstances for over 100 years. Modern printing techniques allow us to improve and enhance the historical subject matter, even as we're careful to preserve and maintain its historical and artistic integrity.