Abraham and his niece Maria
ID
 
647
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Creator
 
Anton Sorg
 
Creator Role
 
publisher
 
Subject
 

Hermit Abraham and his niece Maria

 
Creation Date
 
1482
 
Century
 
15
 
Measurements
 
11.2 in x 7.9 in.
 
Format Medium
 

Folio; fols. 1v-370v. With 276 contemporary woodcuts. The rare first German edition of these Lives of the Saints once attributed to Saint Jerome, the most profusely illustrated book to emanate from Sorg's press.

 
Specific Location
 

fol. 76r

 
Related Work
 

Vitas Sanctorum patrum, sive vitas patrum [Das Buch der heiligen Altväter ]
Goff H217 ; H 8605* ; Schr 4217 ; Schramm IV p.26 & 51 ; Voull(B) 129 ; Deckert 364 ; Hubay(Augsburg) 1049 ; Pr 1686 ; BMC II 350 ; BSB-Ink V-259

 
Current Repository
 

Augsburg SStB (2, imperfect) ; Augsburg UB (imperfect, Inc.54) ; Bamberg PriesterSem ; Berlin KunstB (imperfect) ; Berlin SB ; Dresden SLUB (1 leaf only) ; Halle ULB ; Karlsruhe BLB ; Magdeburg KlosterB ; München BSB (imperfect) ; München UB (imperfect) ; Stuttgart WLB ; Tübingen UB ; Ulm StB (imperfect) ; Würzburg UB (imperfect); Innsbruck UB (imperfect, wanting ff.1-6); Library of Congress, Rare Book Division, Washington DC ; Library of Congress, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Washington DC ; The Newberry Library, Chicago IL ; Yale Univ., Beinecke Library, New Haven CT (proofsheet)

 
Repository Number
 
British Library IB.5946
 
Secondary Sources
 

Le peintre gravure, vol. 83: 1482/993; Der Bilderschmuck der Frühdrucke vol. 4, 882.

 
Contributor
 
Margot King
 
Image of Abraham and his niece Maria .