Jost Amman (1539-1591) - print from Chronicorum Turcicorum

Jost Amman (1539-1591) - print from Chronicorum Turcicorum
Woodcut - Not signed - 1578

Part of page 14, cut out from the book "Chronicorum Turcicorum....." by Philipp Lonicer , published in Frankfurt in 1578 by Sigmund Feyerabend.

On the front of the sheet is a woodcut depicting a tartar king (Bayezid) stepping on a kneeling man and about to mount a horse.

On the reverse, printed latin text, and the wording "TAMERLANES SCYTHA". Below, just the top portion of a woodcut of a Turk on horseback (see photo).

These woodcuts are illustrated, and discussed, in Milwright's book on pages 327-328 and 330-332


Paper-Size: Width 15.4cm Height: 10.8cm

On laid paper.

Condition: Bottom right corner missing. Cut-out from book. Age-related paper colouring (see photos).

- British Museum Numbers: 1872,0511.1114 (front & reverse ; 2005,U.104 (reverse only)
- Milwright, M. (2006). "So Despicable a Vessel: Representations of Tamerlane in Printed Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries." Muqarnas, 23, 317-344.

Jost Amman (1539 -1591) Painter, draughtsman, designer of woodcuts and etcher. Born in Switzerland. Lived in Nuremberg 1561-1591. Was a major designer for Sigmund Feierabend's publications in Frankfurt.

Sigmund Feyerabend (1528-1587) German printmaker & publisher/printer.

Lot details
Jost Amman (1539-1591)
Title of artwork
print from Chronicorum Turcicorum
Not signed
See description
Sold with frame
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