Peregrinatio in Terram Sanctam
|Creator:||Breydenbach, Bernhard von, d. 1497.|
anno salutis 1486 die xj Februarij.
P[er] Erhardu[m] Reüwich de Traiecto Inferiori,
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1 binding fragment cataloged separately. To view other title search by call number: Zi +156
Capital spaces without guide letters.
Copy 1: Bound in quarter old stamped leather over wooden boards, with clasps; lined with four leaves from a vellum 14th c. manuscript on canon law; the clasp hooks are missing.
Copy 1: Imperfect: wanting plates with view of Venice, view of Modon, middle [?] portion of view of the Holy Land, and final blank leaf. Some leaves and plates appear to have been supplied from another copy. Some plates mutilated. Complete view of Holy Land supplied in negative photostat.
Copy 1: Rubricated throughout. Head- and tail-pieces hand-colored. Part of view of Jerusalem hand-colored.
Copy 1: Stamp: Ex Bibliotheca J. Richard D.M.
Copy 1: Variant: Last letter (e in "pere-") inverted in line 1 of fol. 4v.
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.
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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