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@drasskin = Frontispiz from:
Vida 1736 Scacchia Ludus
➡️ books.google.de/books?id=DqBWA…
#MarcusHieronymusVida
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BTW: "We also owe to Vida the introduction of the tower (= rook) into chess."
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➡️ chess-museum.com/cyclopes-eleph…

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Chess piece: Rook (Roche)
Engraving
from: G. Selenus, Das Schach- und König-Spiel, Leipzig: Groß, 1616
#chessmen #ChessPiece #rook #elephant #VisialArts #engraving #Selenus1616 #ChessInVisualArts
➡️ chess-museum.com/cyclopes-eleph…
➡️ de.chessbase.com/post/austellun…

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Chess piece: Rook
South german
2nd half of the 16th century
Wood; oil, silver and gold colour
H: 5,6-6 cm
Ambras Castle, Innsbruck, Austria
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📷 khm.at/unterstuetzen/…

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https://twitter.com/babel56/status/1447774023736184832


❗️Notice the Selenus chessmen❗️
Any other examples known before 1616? I. e. before the chess book of Augustus II (1579–1666) = Gustavus Selenus?
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Christian Tagsold mastodon (AP)
The board is wrong according to today's standards? Black on the upper left where we expect white. Did that only become a rule later or am I getting something wrong here?
As far as I know the practice is very old. A quick look into Lucena's incunabulum proves that he always stuck to it.


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Chess Piece: King
Ivory
7.6 x 5.2 x 3.2 cm
German (Cologne)
End of 12th century
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
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Chess Piece: Bishop
Attributed to Western Islamic Lands
Ivory
H. 9 cm, D. 5,9 cm
8th–10th century
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Chess Piece: Knight
Ivory
Egyptian, Western European
10th-11th century; head added 12th-13th century
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada
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