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Divine apparition

About This Item

Title

Divine apparition

Subject

Religion
Incunabula
Book Illustrations

Description

Woodcut printed by Johann Grüninger, artist unknown.
Six figures prostrate on a hillside before a divine apparition of two figures in the sky, holding a sword and surrounded by light. A town with smoking chimneys appears in the background.
Title supplied by cataloger.

Source

Drawing heavily on Heinrich Steinhowel’s 1473 treatise on the plague, Brunschwig’s Pestbuch describes the origin of the plague, its communication, symptoms, prophylaxis and treatment. A surgeon, Brunschwig had witnessed the plague of 1473. Many of the 23 woodcut illustrations are only loosely related to the text, consist of composites, and reappear throughout the text and in other works printed by Gruninger.

Publisher

Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Date

1500

Contributor

Grüninger, Johann, -1532?

Identifier

ZDd_15_1500.1v

Temporal Coverage

History, Medieval

Original Format

1 print : woodcut

Physical Dimensions

10 x 9 cm

Citation

“Divine apparition,” The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Digital Library, accessed October 19, 2020, https://www.cppdigitallibrary.org/items/show/231.