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1493 – H. Schedel – Constantinopolis

Title:           “Constantinopolis.”


A spectacular woodcut panorama of the ancient city of Constantinople, today Istanbul, Turkey, one of the earliest obtainable view of this period. A two page illustration 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. Latin edition.

Cartographer:      Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size:               59,8 x 45,5 cm
Year:                         1493
Technique:            wood block

Very good condition compare to the age, strong press on watermarked paper.

This is an original antique map published in 1493 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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