[Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam]
|Creator:||Breydenbach, Bernhard von, d. 1497 Reuwich, Erhard, fl. 1483-1486|
anno salutis 1486 die xj Februarij.
P[er] Erhardu[m] Reüwich de Traiecto Inferiori,
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Bookplate: Frank Altschul. Inscription: Pro Conventu Olomucensi ad S. Bernardinum. Illegible stamp.
Capital spaces without guide letters.
Imperfect: Final blank leaf wanting.
Imprint from colophon, where name of printer precedes place of publication.
The first illustrated travel book printed, and the first to include images of real places. Also the first to include folding plates; the panorama of Venice is over five feet long. The view of Jerusalem is the earliest printed map of the Holy Land based on a contemporary eyewitness account.
Title from incipit to preface (leaf 4r).
Types of Peter Schöffer used. Cf. GW 5075.
Variant: Last letter (e in "pere-") inverted in line 1 of fol. 4v.
Woodcuts by Erhard Reuwich.
An account of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, with outstanding illustrations, and with information on various eastern peoples met en route.
 leaves (5 folded) : ill. ; 32 cm. (fol.)
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