This work was called the Nuremberg Chronicle because it was printed, in 1493, in the German city of Nuremberg by Anton Koberger. Its true title is Liber Chronicarum, it is one of the most important German illustrated text books of the 15th century. It was written by physician and humanist Hartmann Schedel who was commissioned by Nuremberg merchants Sebald Schreyer and Sebastian Kammermeister. Schedel sources were a number of important authors such a Bede.
Apart from its biblical references, it contains geographical and historical information on European countries and towns.