SCHEDEL, H. - Tracia & De Turchis. [Thrace recto & De Turchis verso].
Tracia & De Turchis. [Thrace recto & De Turchis verso]. - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : Tracia & De Turchis. [Thrace recto & De Turchis verso]..
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 13.8 x 8.8 inches. / 35.0 x 22.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Attractive woodblock leaf in Latin text with large imaginary views of Thrace (Tracia) on the recto and the Dardanelles ( De Turchis) on the verso.
Hartmann Schedel's Nuremberg Chronicle (Liber Chronicarum) was published in two editions, Latin and German, both in 1493, appearing in print just before Christopher Columbus' discoveries completely re-shaped the European view of the World. This splendid work presented the history of the world in a pictorial encyclopedia with approximately 285 pages of text and 1,800 woodcut illustrations. Among these illustrations are views of towns and cities throughout Europe and the Near East. The majority of these views are entirely imaginary. In fact, 49 of the views are actually printed from the same group of 14 woodblocks. There are also 30 double-page views of cities with more realistic images.
From the richest illustrated Incunabula, 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.
Condition : Some browning and spotting on printed area. Overall toning. Dark impression on large sheet. Else good condition.
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