Athene vel Minerva.
Woodcut engraving with letterpress text, rare. Image area 140 x 222mm. 5½ x 8¾". Cut.
Athene vel Minerva, a fictional view of Athens. An identical image is used to represent both the land of the Amazons and the city of Alexandra. The same city is also used in other parts of the book to represent Pavia, Austria, Carinthia, and Prussia. From the 'Nuremberg Chronical', by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), published in 1493 in Nuremberg. Maps in his Chronicle were the first ever illustrations of many cities and countries.
[Ref: 26186] £260.00