Schedel, City Views, Games, Italy, Turkey, Bologna, Byzanz, Istanbul, Chess
CHESS - SCHACH - ECHECS
ISTANBUL - TURKEY - ITALY - BOLOGNA
"Quarta etas mundi - Xerses ph'us"
Xerxes (the Great) playing chess.
Published in "Nuremberg Chronicle" (Schedelsche Weltchronik)
By Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)
This may well be the oldest printed image of a a chess game!
Also on this page: Portraits of the Babylonian kings Merodach and Nebukadnezar.
A view of Byzantium / Byzanz - Today: Istanbul
Reverse side: View of Bononia = Bologna in Italy
General age toning. Lower right corner (respectively: Lower left corner, as seen from the reverse side of print) has an century old replacement repair of missing margin corner. Other minor traces of age and use.
Chess - Xerxes playing chess: 7,5 x 5,5 cm (ca. 3 x 2.2")
Istambul (Byzantium / Byzanz): 17,9 x 16,7 cm (7 x 6.6")
Bologna (Bolonia): 19,9 x 22,5 cm (ca. 7.8 x 8.9")
Chess is a board game related to games such as xiangqi. abstract strategy game; chessboard; one king, one queen, two rooks, two knights, two bishops, and eight pawns.