Guinea-Bissau   June 13, 1983       History of chess


287.  MS — Woodcut from the Italian book Libro di giuocho di scacchi
printed by Antonio Miscomini in 1493


Original art work:




This illustration is the frontispiece from a book printed by Antonio Miscomini in Florence in 1493. The text of Miscomini's book is a translation into Italian of the Latin work ‘De Moribus Hominum et de Officiis Nobilium Super Ludo Scaccorum’ (c1300) by Jacobus de Cessolis (c1250 - c1322).

Note that the woodcut is from Miscomini c1493 - not from the original work in Latin by de Cessolis c1300.


Wilkinson, Charles K. (1943), A Thirteenth-Century Morality, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Summer, 1943), pp. 47-55.