Antique woodcut engravings entitled 'Linea imperatorum.' Shows images of emperors Philippicus, Anastasius, Theodosius tercius and Leo tercius. On the verso are three further woodcut engravings of Egidius abbas, Bonifacius achiepus, and S. Colonat, S. Kilian, S. Toman. Published in 'The Nuremberg Chronicle' which is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, with a version in German, translation by Georg Alt, it appeared in 1493. It is one of the best-documented early printed books an incunabulum and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. Overall age toning but no tears or repairs.
Approx 23cms by 34cms.