Trilogium Animae, 1498

1480 Textus Sequentiarum

The last of our incunables was printed in 1498 by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg, Germany. Koberger was among the most commercially successful of 15th century printers, though his books were far from being the most attractive of that period. His books often featured illustrations and he employed a sizable number of woodcutters to supply him with engraved woodblocks for producing illustrated books. Among these was his godson Albrecht Dürer. Koberger's most significant work was the lavishly illustrated history of the world that became known as the Nuremberg Chronicle (of which we own two leaves).

The Trilogium Animae is a study of the soul and an early work of psychology. This edition is most famous for its schematic sketch of the brain, which has often been attributed to Albrecht Dürer.