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Constantinople

Hartman Schedel (1440–1514)


German, Early Renaissance
1493
62.23 cm x 76.2 cm (24 1/2 in. x 30 in.)
ink and watercolor on paper
HC.PR.xxxx.43.(WC)

Not on view


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Description
Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514) was a German historian and geographer who published the Liber Chronicarum (also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle) in 1493 using woodcuts from the Nuremberg atelier of Michael Wolgemut. One of the earliest works of urban topography, the Nuremberg Chronicle included a large number of highly detailed woodcuts illustrating the cities of the world. Constantinople features the church of Hagia Sophia prominently in the foreground.

J. Carder


Exhibition History
"Seldom Seen," Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2014.


House Collection