Babylon from Schedel Weltchronik (Schedel’s World History), Plate 9 from Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century
1496, portfolio assembled 1929
Unknown Artist (Augsburg, 15th century) printed and published by Johann Schönsperger the Elder (German, ca. 1455–1521) original text by Hartmann Schedel (German, 1440–1514) portfolio text by Wilhelm Ludwig Schreiber (German, 1855–1932)
Woodcut and letterpress in black (recto and verso) on cream laid paper, tipped onto cream wove paper mat
86 × 139 mm (image); 270 × 196 mm (sheet)
Print Sales Miscellaneous Fund
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