Leaf from Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant . Chapter 53, "Envy and Hate."
Collection number: AFTB21
- Digitized: 1520
- Sebastian Brant (Person)
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Leaf from Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant. Chapter 53, "Envy and Hate". B/W woodcut illustration by Albrecht Dürer. Image: 4 5/8" x 3 3/8". Pictured in Vol 2 Albrecht Dürer: Das gesame graphische Werk Druckgraphik [Complete Graphic Works]. Page 1370. Ship of Fools was first published in 1494 in German. It was a satire of the Catholic Church and man's vices and weaknesses. Brant expored the reasons for man's behavior in a fallen world. It was the first printed book that used contemporaneous events and people in the story. It became the most successful book , excluding the bible, of the time. The publication contained woodcut illustrations by Albrect Dürer, who was considered Germany's greatest Renaissance artist.
Publisher: Valdosta State Archives and Special Collections
Contributor: Andrew and Kathy Tatler-Burgess