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Konrad von Grünenberg's depiction of Dubrovnik from the illustrated description of his 1486 pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Grünenberg was perhaps born around 1415 or earlier, as the son of the mayor of Constance. By 1465, he had been in the service of Emperor Frederick III for some time, and at the latest 1486 on held the rank of Ritter. In Jerusalem, he was probably made a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. He was furthermore a member of the Aragonese Order of the Jar and of the Austrian Order of Saint George.

His pilgrimage to the Holy Land lasted 33 weeks, from April to early December 1486. Starting out in Constance on 22 April, he traveled to Venice via Rheineck, Sterzing in Tyrol and Trento, and from Venice by galley via Poreč in Istria, Dalmatia to Corfu, Modon in Morea, then on to Candia on Crete, Rhodes, and Cyprus, arriving in Jaffa on 24 July.


All of our reproductions are done on hand-processed paper, illuminated with gold paint and finished with beeswax, giving them a real parchment-like look. Actual colors may vary a bit due to different monitors displaying colors differently.

Dubrovnik, Konrad von Grünenberg, 1487


    In case your print creases during the travel, as it usually does travel for some time, you can safely warm it up with a hair-dryer, and the wax will melt back right into it. You can also use a lighter, which is a much faster method, but be careful to keep the flame either above the paper or parallel to it (which means holding the paper vertically) so it doesn't smudge or even catch fire. The chance of the print actually creasing is very small, as they are rolled in bubble-wrap and shipped in a cardboard box. Also, be sure to keep the print out of the direct sunlight, as it can melt or fade.


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