Siloé, arte y bibliofilia

Liber Chronicarum

15th century, 1493.

Monastery of Santa María de la Vid (Burgos).

The author was Hartmann Schedel and the printer Anonius Koberger.

The incunabulum of incunabula. Hand-coloured. The most illustrated in the world. History of the world from creation to 1492.

Nuremberg (Germany), the author’s birthplace. Latin.

With over 1,800 woodcuts, drawn by Dürer’s master, Michael Wolgemut.

These engravings, skilfully coloured by an anonymous artist, retain all their freshness and splendour and alternate a wide variety of biblical and secular subjects, family trees, maps, city views, portraits and images of monstrous beings.

658 pages, 310 x 450 mm. An exceptional monument to the history of culture, books and printing.

Handmade leather binding with clasps and preservation box. Accompanied by a volume of studies including the first translation of the Liber Chronicarum into Spanish in its entire history.

Limited edition of 898 numbered copies with notarial certificate.

National Prize 2003. Best books published in 2002. Ministry of Culture. Modality: facsimile books.