Constantinople – de expurgnatione Constatinopolis

by Hartmann Schedel

Only forty years before

Detail

Date of first edition: 1493 (Latin edition)

Date of this map: 1493 (Latin edition)

Dimensions of the view: 23 x 23,5 cm

Overall dimensions (including margins): 41,2 x 29 cm

Condition: very good. Sharp woodcut engraving printed on strong paper.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: text in Latin

From: Liber Chronicarum. (= Nuremberg Chronicle). Nürnberg, Koberger, 1493

Item number:
46500
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Europe
Southeast Europe
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Constantinople: 40 years later

Panoramic view of Constantinople/Istanbul to show the capture of the city by the Turks in 1453. A imaginary view: however the earliest obtainable view of this period.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle , published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.

The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer’s tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations. The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe. The first edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle in July 1493 was in Latin and there was a reprint with German text in December of the same year. Dr. Peter Zahn’s accounting indicates that there were probably 1500 Latin and 1000 German copies printed, or 2500 in all.

 

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