Pestblatt

Dublin Core

Title

Pestblatt

Subject

Incunabula
Woodcuts (prints)
Broadsides

Description

This broadside sheet was printed during an epidemic of plague in the German city of Augsburg in the early 1470s. The woodcut depicts Saints Sebastian and Roch (accompanied by an angel), comforting those struck down by the plague. Prayers to the two saints are printed below. The aid of Saint Sebastian, a third-century martyr, was frequently invoked in cases of plague, and the intercession of Saint Roch (d. 1327) was said to be responsible for the end of an outbreak in the city of Constance in 1414.

Abstract

Woodcut print from a broadside sheet showing Saints Sebastian and Roch, published in Augsburg, circa 1473

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1473, circa

Rights

The Boston Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

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 526)

Format

image

Extent

1 broadside sheet with woodcut print

Language

German

Type

still image

Identifier

DigID0002509

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, circa 1932

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002509_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Pestblatt,” OnView, accessed June 20, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12585.