(b. ca. 1460, Nürnberg, d. 1494, Nürnberg)

Nuremberg Chronicle, page XLI (recto)

Woodcut, folio
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich

The Nuremberg Chronicle (Liber chronicarum) was published by the Nuremberg doctor and humanist Hartmann Schedel. This work, which appeared in 1493, contained a total of 1809 woodcuts and, with its illustrations and descriptions based on the seven ages, was meant to represent a history of the world and its peoples. The illustrations were made by Michael Wolgemut and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. The chronicle became internationally famous.