A meeting between Joan of Arc and Charles VII; from "La Mer des Hystoires" (Sea of Stories) by Anonymous

A meeting between Joan of Arc and Charles VII; from La Mer des Hystoires (Sea of Stories) by Anonymous

A meeting between Joan of Arc and Charles VII; from "La Mer des Hystoires" (Sea of Stories)

Anonymous

Title

A meeting between Joan of Arc and Charles VII; from "La Mer des Hystoires" (Sea of Stories)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1475  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
9 5/16 x 7" image size 
Signature
unsigned, anonymous 
Edition Size
not applicable 
Annotations
"Charles" in horse's armor 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy antique-white laid with no watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
Pierre le Rouge 1488-89 
Inventory ID
JEJA146 
Price
$1,500.00 
Description
One of 530 folio leaves from "La Mer des Hystoires" this shows Charles VII, who achieved the throne through the actions of Joan of Arc, meeting her. The French Fluer-de-Lys hangs above them. There is text on the verso. The encyclopedic world history structured on medieval theology, "Rudimentum Novitiorum," which became better known through French translations under the title "La Mer des Hystoires". "Rudimentum Novitiorum" was first printed in Lubeck by Lucas (Lukas) Brandis in 1475. There were several sixteenth-century editions of the "La Mer des Hystoires" printed in Paris in 1488-89 and then around 1503 and 1517; also printed in Lyon in 1491 and 1506. The Rudimentum was a comprehensive history of the world derived from the Bible, the Church Fathers, pagan mythology and compilations such as that of Vincent of Beauvais, offering the basics of historical knowledge to young clerics.