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Hartmann Schedel: Damascus

Map: MEAST3643
 
Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel
Title: Damascus
Date: 1493
Published: Nuremberg
Width: 9 inches / 23 cm
Height: 14 inches / 36 cm
Map ref: MEAST3643
Description:
Early incunable woodcut view of Damascus from the Nuremberg Chronicle, one of the most important books published in 15th-century Europe. Like many of the city plans in the Nuremberg Chronicle, Damascus looks more like a city of medieval northern Europe than a wealthy middle-eastern metropolis. A Latin description of the city is printed above the woodcut view in Gothic script.

Original hand-colour. [MEAST3643]