1493 – H. Schedel – Troya


Title:           “Troya”


Woodcut view of the ancient city of Troy, Turkey by Hartmann Schedel, comes from the German edition Liber Chronicarum, known as the Nuremberg Chronicle. Above view of Troy portraits of three Trojan kings present. Leaf number XXXVI.

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.

Cartographer:      Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size:               43,3 x 30,2 cm
Year:                         1493
Technique:            wood block

Very good condition compare to the age. One wormhole present.

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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