Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Life in a harbor of the Hanseatic League

(0 ratings) 3,370 views

Series:

Der Neue Schulmann

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Lübeck

Illustrator:

unknown

Publisher:

Der Neue Schulmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1960

Themes:

Trade    European history   

The picture shows a woodblock printing from the 15th century. You can see a three-masted carvel boat in the harbor of a rocky bay, a castle in the background, merchants wearing medieval jackets, a wooden crane and some rowboats. The depiction probably shows the city of Lübeck, capital of the Hanseatic League, which lasted from 1350 to 1500.