From 1456 Schedel studied at the university of Leipzig and in Padua from 1463. In 1466 he came back to Nuremberg, from 1470 until 77 he worked as a physician in Nördlingen, then in Amberg, and from 1482 he lived in Nuremberg again. Hartmann Schedel, who was a wealthy and influential citizen of Nuremberg, became popular mainly as an author and editor of the „Nuremberg Chronicle“, published in a Latin and German edition in Nuremberg 1493. The woodcut-illustrations of the chronicle, at all more than 1800, were made in the workshop of Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519) and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460-1494) from 1487. Maybe some were also created by Albrecht Dürer, who completed an apprenticeship with Wolgemut between 1486 and 1490.
The Nuremberg Chronicle, written and edited by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), is an richly illustrated world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible, it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, with a version in German translation by Georg Alt, it appeared in 1493, printed and published by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg. It is one of the best-documented early printed books - an incunabulum - and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations and text. Many of the 18 large-sized town-views belong to or even are the first authentic views of these cities ever published. The two large maps included - a world map and a map of central Europe -, are still made in the style of Claudius Ptolemy.
In the following we can offer you some original full pages or even double-pages from the Nuremberg Chronicle, Latin and German edition, published in 1493: