Decorative incunable leaf from Schonsperger's miniature edition of Schedel's Liber Chronicum.
The leaf illustrates the Assyrian town of Niniveh.
The Liber Chronicum (Nuremberg Chronicle) was first published in the summer of 1493 in Latin. The German edition appeared in december of the same year. With its 1809 wood cuts the work contains more illustrations than any other book of the 15th century. The book describes the history of the w\World from creation upp to the publishing year of 1493, The work was published in a transition age between medieval times and the renaissance which is shown by its form as an medieval chronicle but at the same time its use of classical sources, in a modern way. The images are executed by the artists Michael Wolgemut and Willhelm Pleydenwurff. Wollgemutt was the instructor of Albrecht Dürer.
This miniature edition is far rarer than the larger editions.