Woodcut engraving with letterpress text, rare. Image area 230 x 224mm. 9 x 8¾". Cut.
A view of Thrace, modern Greece, a region bounded by the Balkan Mountains in the north, the Rhodope Mountains and the Aegean Sea in the south, and by the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara in the east. From "Schedelsche Weltchronik" published by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514) in 1493 in Nuremberg. Maps in his Chronicle were the first ever illustrations of many cities and countries.
[Ref: 26187] £260.00