Auction 93, Lot 300

"CXXX - Constantinopel", Schedel, Hartmann

Subject: Turkey

Period: 1493 (circa)

Publication: Liber Chronicarum

Color: Black & White

Size:
21 x 9 inches
53.3 x 22.9 cm

One of the earliest available views of the city. Numerous mosques dominate the skyline and a large ship is in foreground. German text above and on verso (with several fine woodblock illustrations of the emperor Constantine and his descendants).

References:

Condition: A

Very good impression. Professional repair of centerfold with a bit of paper infilled and a few lines of facsimile. Minor surface soil in margins, overall a very good example of this scarce view.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/6/2000

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