Page 257 from the Nuremberg Chronicle depicting the Great Lightning Strike in Istanbul (1490) and the Fall of a Meteorite in Alsace (1492)

Hartman Schedel, German, 1440 - 1514



Hand colored woodcut on paper

Sheet: 16 × 11 in. (40.6 × 27.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Varujan Boghosian



Place Made: Germany, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Printed, in black ink, top center: der werlt [German text]/...Constantinopel...; inscribed, in graphite, along left edge, bottom to top: [illeg.] #2 [encircled]; verso: [German text]

Course History

GERM 10.06, A Visual History of Germany, Heidi Denzel, Winter 2022

History 3.01, Europe in the Age of Wonder, M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Walter Simons, Winter 2023

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023


Varujan Boghosian, Hanover, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 2006.

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