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„Sexta etas mundi“ - „CCXLIX“ - „Constantinopolis expugnatio a turchis“

View of the fortified capital town Constantinople, with Latin text above.

Woodcut by Michael Wolgemut, from the 'Nuremberg Chronicle' by Hartmann Schedel, single page with Latin text, Nuremberg 1493, 23,5 x 22,5 cm (size of the view), 46 x 30 cm (page-size).

Nice, dark impression, on strong paper, with broad margins.

€ 425,-

Michael Wolgemut (1434 – 1519)
German painter and printmaker
Wolgemut was a pupil of Hans Pleydenwurff (about 1420 - 1472) in Nuremberg where he founded a (or carried on his teacher's) workshop from about 1473, in which many different branches of the fine arts were carried out. Together with Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (1460 - 1494) he made many woodcuts for the Nuremberg Chronicle, edited and published by Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493, and also made many of the preparatory drawings.