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Medieval woodcuts and Engravings
The Devil on horseback
Illustrations from the Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

The Devil on horseback
Illustrations from the Nuremberg Chronicle, by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)

the fall of the rebel angels Psalter of Saint Louis and Blanche of Castile, France ca. 1225-1250.
Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms 1186, fol. 9v

the fall of the rebel angels 

Psalter of Saint Louis and Blanche of Castile, France ca. 1225-1250.

Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Ms 1186, fol. 9v

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Death of Regulus, Boccaccio, Netherlads c. 1479-80

Death of Regulus, Boccaccio, Netherlads c. 1479-80

Fire and Brimestone, 1340

Fire and Brimestone, 1340

"This is Leviathan" bibical text. France 1277 - 86.

"This is Leviathan" bibical text. France 1277 - 86.

Devil receiving the soul of a King. margin. France c. 1475-1525

Devil receiving the soul of a King. margin. France c. 1475-1525

Death music. Der Doten danz. Mainz ca. 
1492 BSB

Death music. Der Doten danz. Mainz ca.
1492 BSB

Illumination on the death of Hanno the Great, c.1479-1480

Illumination on the death of Hanno the Great, c.1479-1480

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Giovanni da Modena, ‘Inferno’ (Detail), c. 1410

Giovanni da Modena, ‘Inferno’ (Detail), c. 1410

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Christ with Death - Michael Wolgemut [Germany 1491] hard colored drypoint.

Christ with Death - Michael Wolgemut [Germany 1491] hard colored drypoint.

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The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache and watercolor depicting wondrous and often eerie celestial phenomena, constellations, conflagrations, and floods as well as other catastrophes and occurrences. It deals with events ranging from the creation of the world and incidents drawn from the Old Testament, ancient tradition, and medieval chronicles to those that took place in the immediate present of the book’s author and, with the illustrations of the visionary Book of Revelation, even includes the future end of the world.

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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 22971, f. 60v (Sri Lanka). Secrets de l’histoire naturelle. Cognac, c1480-1485. Artist: Robinet Testard. snail houses.

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in the court of Pluto and ProserpinaÉvrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498.
BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v

in the court of Pluto and Proserpina

Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498.

BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v

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Hell (xylograph), from ”La Cite de Dieu”, 1486-87  - Anonymous of French School ( 15th century);  Castres, Bibliotheque Municipale

Hell (xylograph), from ”La Cite de Dieu”, 1486-87 - Anonymous of French School ( 15th century); Castres, Bibliotheque Municipale

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Magicien Hermogene, 1565. 
Pieter van der Heyden Bruegel. Engraving

Magicien Hermogene, 1565.
Pieter van der Heyden Bruegel. Engraving

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