“God makes peace with horrific hail, wind and a thunderstorm” (title based on my struggle to decipher the early German [Fraktur] text related to this image), c1548, woodcut illustration published in 1548 in Zurich in Johann Stumpf’s (1500–1578) account of Swiss history, “Gemeiner loblicher Eydgnoschafft Stetten, Landen vnd Völckeren Chronick wirdiger Thaaten Beschreybung: hieriñ wirt auch die Gelegenheit der gantzen Europe: item ein kurtzuer griffne Chronica Germanie oder Teütschlands: in sonders aber ein fleyssige histori vnd ordenliche Beschreybung Gallie oder Franckrychs fürgestellt: darauff deñ obgedachte der Eydgnoschafft Beschreybung volget ...”, p. 181.
Archive.org offers an online view of this print in its context in Stumpf’s publication: https://archive.org/details/gemeinerlobliche01stum/page/n387/mode/2up.
Woodcut on laid paper trimmed around the image borderline and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet/image borderline) 7.6 x 16.8 cm.
Condition: a slightly grey well-printed impression showing minimal wear to the printing plate. The sheet is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, stains or foxing.
I am selling this fascinating and highly detailed woodcut showing a battle being stopped by a raging thunderstorm and hail, for a total cost of AU$252 (currently US$195.62/EUR160.97/GBP138.66 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.
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