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Istanbul - Constantinople

"Constantinopolis" - "Folium CXXX"

General view of Constantinople, on a double-page, above Latin text about the history of the capital city.

Coloured woodcut by Michael Wolgemut, from the 'Nuremberg Chronicle' by Hartmann Schedel, double-paged view with Latin text, Nuremberg 1493, 24 x 52,5 cm (size of the view), double-page: 40 x 60 cm.

Nice impression and perfect condition.

€ 2.200,-

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.

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