Heinrich Vogtherr (1490-1556), Holbein - Large folio woodcut leaf - Battle with Turks 1147; Conrad III, Guelphs flee - 7 wdcts - Stumpf Chronicle - First Edition - 1548 - 1548

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Heinrich Vogtherr (1490-1556), Holbein - Large folio woodcut leaf - Battle with Turks 1147; Conrad III, Guelphs flee - 7 wdcts - Stumpf Chronicle - First Edition - 1548 - 1548
Généalogie, Héraldique, Histoire, Incunable et premières impressions, Littérature, Livres illustrés, Militaria - Quantité : 1 - Feuille simple

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.



Informations du lot
Object
Feuille simple
Nombre de livres
1
Sujet
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
État
Très bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1548
Édition
1ère édition
Langue
Allemand
Langue originale
Non
Nombre de pages
1
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