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across top, in block: Das is der Rom weg von meylen zu meylen mit puncten verzeychnet von eyner stat zu der andern durch deutzsche lant (This is the way to Rome mile by mile with points from one city to another through the German lands)

Provenance

Unidentified collector (S in a circle); Martin Aufhäuser, Munich and Holland(1); Lessing J. Rosenwald, Jenkintown, PA; gift to NGA, 1943.1

1 For complete information on Aufhäuser's collection, see Rosenwald Papers, box 9, and Richard S. Field, Fifteenth Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts, Washington, D.C., 1965, Preface (np).

Exhibition History
1965
Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, NGA, 1965-1966, no. 281, repro.
1983
Nuremberg: A Renaissance City, 1500-1618, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, no. 1, repro.
2007
Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450 - 1700, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2007
Bibliography
1926
Schreiber, Wilhelm Ludwig. Handbuch de Holz- und Metailschnitte des XV Jahrhunderts. 8 vols. Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hierseman, 1926-1930.
1950
H. Krüger, "Das Heilige Jahr 1500 und Erhardt Etzlaubs Romwegkarte," Erkunde vol. 4 (1950): pp. 137-141.
1965
Field, Richard S. Fifteenth Century Woodcuts and Metalcuts from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.. Exh. cat. Washington: National Gallery of Art, 1965.
1983
Smith, J.C., NUREMBERG, Austin, TX: 1983, no.1 (dated c.1500).
2018
Porras, Stephanie. Art of the Northern Renaissance: Courts, Commerce and Devotion. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2018, p. 11, fig. 2.
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