Large folio woodcut leaf:
37.3 x 23.2 cm
Wonderful richly illustrated woodcut leaf from the exceedingly scarce first edition of the great Stumpf Chronicle, one of the greatest illustrated works on the early to mid 16th Century.
Covers the period of c. 1138 to 1153
The woodcut by Holbein is interesting in that it details the history of the Guelphs (often spelled Guelf; in Italian Guelfo, plural Guelfi), an Italian form of the name of the House of Welf, the family of the dukes of Bavaria (including the namesake Welf II, Duke of Bavaria, as well as Henry the Lion). The Welfs were said to have used the name as a rallying cry during the Siege of Weinsberg in 1140, in which the rival Hohenstaufens of Swabia (led by Conrad III of Germany) used "Wibellingen", the name of a castle today known as Waiblingen, as their cry; "Wibellingen" subsequently became Ghibellino in Italian
The large woodcut by Heinrich Vogtherr (the Elder) (1490 in Dillingen an der Donau – 1556 in Vienna) artist, printer, poet and medical author of the Reformation period, is a particularly evocative and fine woodcut.
The German crusaders suffer a natural disaster near Constantinople, when part of their encampment is swept away by a flash flood with considerable loss of life. Emperor Manuel I (Komnenos) orders the Crusaders to cross to Asia Minor by the Hellespont. Conrad III ignores the advice of Manuel and after some minor clashes with the Byzantines, pushes towards Constantinople.
The portraits are by Hans Asper and are most probably of later hand colour.
- Feuille simple
- Nombre de livres
- Généalogie, Héraldique, Histoire, Incunable et premières impressions, Littérature, Livres illustrés, Militaria
- Auteur/ Illustrateur
- Heinrich Vogtherr (1490-1556), Holbein - Large folio woodcut leaf
- Titre du livre
- Battle with Turks 1147; Conrad III, Guelphs flee - 7 wdcts - Stumpf Chronicle - First Edition - 1548
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- Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
- 1ère édition
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