ARH 204 Students Study Rare Books in Special Collections

ARH 204 students visit Special Collections, SBU Libraries, February 2019.

ARH 204 students visit Special Collections, SBU Libraries, February 2019.

Professor Karen Lloyd’s ARH 204 class “Arts in the Age of Exploration” visited Special Collections on Thursday, February 14 to learn about the history of printmaking and early illustration techniques. A selection of SBU Libraries’ most rare books were examined, with an emphasis on woodcuts and engravings including the highly documented Liber chronicarum (Nuremberg Chronicle), a history of the world produced in 1493 by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514).

 

For more information about Special Collections and University Archives, please visit the division’s website.

Schedel, Hartmann, et al. Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cu [m] figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mu [n]di. n.p.: [Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 1493.

Schedel, Hartmann, et al. Registrum huius operis libri cronicarum cu [m] figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mu [n]di. n.p.: [Nuremberg]: Anton Koberger, 1493.

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
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