Ein hubscher Tractat von dem Ursprung des Bösen Franzos

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Title

Ein hubscher Tractat von dem Ursprung des Bösen Franzos

Subject

Incunabula
Grünpeck, Joseph, approximately 1473-approximately 1532
Woodcuts (prints)

Description

This small pamphlet on syphilis [A Fine Treatise on the Origin of the French Evil] was enormously popular, appearing in four different editions in Latin and German in the last years of the fifteenth century. The pamphlet was printed during the course of a syphilis epidemic which originated in France and reached Germany in 1495. Joseph Grünpeck theorized that the outbreak was caused by a disastrous conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

Abstract

Woodcut of planet positions from Joseph Grunpeck's Ein hubscher Tractat von dem Ursprung des Bosen Franzos (Nuremberg, circa 1497)

Creator

Grünpeck, Joseph, approximately 1473-approximately 1532

Publisher

Caspar Hochfeder

Date Created

1497, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Ballard 355)

References

Available online here.

Format

image

Extent

1 woodcut print

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002527

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1931

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002527_ref.jpg

Citation

Grünpeck, Joseph, approximately 1473-approximately 1532, “Ein hubscher Tractat von dem Ursprung des Bösen Franzos,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12583.