1500 – J. Schönsperger – Constantinopel
Title: “Das sechst alter der welt”
Very rare two decorative sheets of spectacular woodcut panorama of the ancient city of Constantinople, today Istanbul, Turkey, one of the earliest obtainable view of this period. It comes from the second edition of Schönsperger’s reduced, pirate version, of Hartman Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, sometimes called the mini-Schedel.
The page comes from the Johann Schönsperger German text edition book “Das buch Der Croniken unnd geschichten” published in Augsburg, 1500.
Publisher: Johann Schönsperger (1455 – 1521)
Sheet size: 2 * 28,4 x 19,5 cm
Technique: wood block
Good, original condition. Watermarked paper.
This is an original antique map published in 1500 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity