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Woodcut illustration of Pope Joan

Woodcut illustration (leaf [p]4r, f. cxxxiiii) of Pope Joan, hand-colored in red, green, yellow and black, from an incunable German translation by Heinrich Steinhöwel of Giovanni Boccaccio's De mulieribus claris, printed by Johannes Zainer at Ulm ca. 1474 (cf. ISTC ib00720000). One of 76 woodcut illustrations (1 on leaf [e]8v dated 1473), each 80 x 110 mm., depicting scenes from the life of the women chronicled (for a full list of subjects, cf. W.L. Schreiber, Handbuch der Holz- und Metallschnitte des XV. Jahrhunderts (Nendeln: Kraus Reprints, 1969), no. 3506). "Pour la première moitie le nom se trouve inscrit à côte de la tête de chaque femme, pour le reste il es ajouté entre les deux réglettes. Il n'y en a que trois, qui n'ont qu'un seul trait carré."--Schreiber.


Established form: Zainer, Johannes, ‡d d. 1541?.

Established form: Joan (Legendary Pope).


Penn Libraries call number: Inc B-720 All images from this book

Penn Libraries catalog record

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Taken on December 22, 2011