Istanbul - Schönsperger
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Istanbul - Constantinople
View of the fortified capital town Constantinople, with German text above and below.
The text explains the history of the city and is printed together with the view of the city on one page.
Woodcut by Johann Schönsperger, Augsburg 1497, 10,5 x 18 cm (size of the view).
Johann Schönsperger (about 1455 - before 1521), printer and publisher of Augsburg. published in 1496 a smaller sized German reprint of the Nuremberg chronicle, followed by a Latin edition one year later.
Dark impression, view somewhat trimmed at right margin, a tiny bit text lost at the right side, otherwise good condition.