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Eichstätt

„Das ander alter der welt“ - „Blatt CLXII“ - „Eystett“

View of the episcopal town Eichstätt in the Altmühl valley.

The view shows the medieval fortified town at the Altmühl river, with its residence, churches, and the monastery Saint Walburg.

At upper left the Willibald castle with its gardens. Above the view portraits and text about Saint Willibald, bishop of Eichstätt in the 8th century, and his sister Saint Walburga, an English missionary to the Frankish Empire.

Verso: Portraits and text about more Saints: Saint Sebaldus and Saint Othmarus and about the history of Luitprand, king of the Langobards.

Woodcut and text on a full book page of the Nuremberg Chronicle,

Nuremberg 1493, 45 x 30 cm (paper size), German edition.

€ 600,-

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