Nuremberg Chronicle, Septima etas mu(n)di
Stock No. 5338PS
Single leaf from the first (Latin) edition of the Liber Chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), a history of the world, published in Nuremberg in June 1493. This leaf, the seventh age of the world, depicts the ejection of Satan from Heaven:
" .. the great dragon, serpent of the primal age, was flung down to earth; he whom we call the devil, or Satan, the whole world's seducer, flung down to earth, and his angels with him.." (Apocalypse, 12:9)
Woodcut illustration, image 360 x 225 mm., sheet 445 x 303 mm., latin text verso. A few minor spots and creases.