City Views, Turkey, Constantinople, Tracia
Turkey, . "De turchis"
The Schedel Chronicle does not render city views as we see the cities of the world in our time. But here it seems as if Constantinople was model for this woodcut, showing the two repairman areas of Europe and Asia facing each other across the waters of the Bosporus. I admit, it takes some fantasy to follow my assumption. but the division of the two continents seems comprehensibly pictured.
Type of print: Woodcut
Color: Excellent hand coloring
Published in: Nuremberg Chronicle ("Weltchronik" (Liber Chronicarum)
Author: Hartmann Schedel.
Published: Nuremberg, 1493 (first edition)
Text: Latin. Relating text print above image.
Reverse side: "Tracia"
Tracia is not a national unity, never was. It was rather a multi ethical geographical area with antique roots. The depiction in the Schedel Chronicle has an aphyllous tree brachiate tree i the center, which symbolizes, to me, the delta of the mighty Danube river. Tracia comprises areas of Bulgaria, northern Greece and Macedonia as well as the European part of Turkey.
Condition: Very good. Excellent hand coloring on either side of the print. Margins show some minor traces of age and use.
De Turchis: 23 x 22,5 cm (ca. 9 x 8.8")
Tracia: 23 x 22,4 cm (ca. 9 x 8.8")
Sheet: 44,5 x 31 cm (ca. 17.5 x 12.2") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design