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1548 Folio Leaf with Woodcut From The Stumpf Chronicle - Medieval Miners [Bergwerk]

By Johannes Stumpf / Heinrich Vogtherr (The Elder)


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Stumpf Chronicle: Zurich, 1548.

Large folio leaf with woodcut from the exceedingly scarce first edition of The Stumpf Chronicle printed by Johannes Stumpf in Zurich in 1548. This was one of the greatest illustrated works of the early to mid 16th century.

Woodcuts by Heinrich Vogtherr "The Elder" (1490-1556), an artist, printer, poet and medical author of the Reformation period. Later hand color.

Woodcuts depict medieval miners at work.

Condition: As shown, on paper in good condition with minor age toning and spotting to outer margins. 37.3 x 23.2 cm.
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