Decorative woodcut view of Constantinople (Istanbul) by Hartmann Schedel. From the Latin edition of the famous Liber chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle published in 1493, the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America. Leaf number CCXLIX.
The offered woodcut is one of the oldest authentic plans of Istanbul.
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. Since the young Dürer was active in Wohlgemut's printer shop during the time the woodblock for the Nuremberg Chronicle have produced, he may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to his Apocalypse illustrations.
|Publisher, Year||Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493|
|Plate Size||23.4 x 22.6 cm (9.2 x 8.9 inches)|
|Sheet Size||41.0 x 28.5 cm (16.1 x 11.2 inches)|
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