SCHEDEL, H. - [Constantinopolis expugnatio a turchis. Folio CCXLIX ]
[Constantinopolis expugnatio a turchis. Folio CCXLIX ] - SCHEDEL, H.
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Title : [Constantinopolis expugnatio a turchis. Folio CCXLIX ].
Map maker : SCHEDEL, H..
Date : Nuremberg, 12 July 1493.
Size : 18.0 x 12.7 inches. / 45.8 x 32.3 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :Panoramic town-view of Istanbul to show the capture of the city by the Turks in 1453. A imaginary view: however the earliest obtainable view of this period.
Page from the richest illustrated Incunable, the famous: Liber chronicarum or 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.
A opportunity to acquire a 15th-century book illustration by named artists.!
Condition : Wood block print with letter press. Some marginal minor age-toning on the outer left hand margin. Size of illustration 230x225mm.
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