Das Buch der Croniken und Geschichten [The Book of Chronicles and Histories]

The Nuremberg Chronicle

Illustrated by Michel Wolgemut (German, 1434–1519)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff S-309; Schreiber, Manuel, 5205; BMC II 437; Dodgson German and Flemish, I, 246-48


Overall: 47.5 x 34 x 8.5 cm (18 11/16 x 13 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 1809 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 23 December 1493) Folio; 297 leaves [15 leaves and map removed and placed with prints]; blind-stamped pigskin binding, brass clasps; olive cloth box.

Selected illustrations: Witch and Demon on Horseback
fol. 1v: God the Father
fol. 11r: Noah’s Ark
fol. 12r: monsters
fol. 99v-100r: View of Nuremberg
261r: Dance of Death
262r: Last Judgement

Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 23 December 1493


Early ownership inscription dated 1578; Robert Scholtz, from whose sale purchased by MFA, May 1911.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock