timeline 1493 In his Nuremberg Chronicle of the World, Hartmann Schedel depicts the creation of the earth with seven concentric circles. Also of note, the Chronicle represents royal ancestry with portraits interconnected with vines to indicate marriage and parenthood, thereby participating in a broader tradition that associates genetic lineage and arboreal growth.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 606, detail of f. 14r. Christine de Pizan, Épître d’Othéa. Paris, c. 1406. ‘The Judgement of Midas’. Sadly, Midas preferred wind instruments to strings and was given the ears of an ass for his pains.