The Nuremberg Chronicle: An Unprecedented Visual History of the World from 1493


Thu, Jul 12, 2018 to
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

First come, first served.

Nuremberg Chronicle

The exhibition is open during the John Wilson Special Collections' hours of operation.

A literary revolution occurred in 1493 when Anton Koberger published his Liber Chronicarum in Nuremberg. Known popularly as the Nuremberg Chronicle, few books from the 15th century are as revered as this extraordinary history of the world. Its more than 1,800 woodcut illustrations make it the most extensively illustrated book of its time.

Multnomah County Library is fortunate to have two copies of this almost fabled incunable (books printed before 1501): one a gift of John Wilson in 1900 and the other an anonymous gift in 1895.

Pages will be turned in each book throughout the course of the exhibition.

For more information, contact John Wilson Special Collections Librarian Jim Carmin, 503.988.6287.

Made possible by gifts to The Library Foundation, a local nonprofit dedicated to our library’s leadership, innovation and reach through private support.

Target audience:

Adults, 50+

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