olbein lets his dance start with Creation, Temptation and Fall and The Expulsion from Paradise — just as he ends it with The Last Judgment.
The scenes from The Old Testament are not included in the Holbein's dance of death alphabet, but back in 1524 Holbein had designed an alphabet with themes from the book of Genesis cut in metal (picture to the right).
olbein's woodcut of the Creation was used to illustrate a Bible published by the Trechsel brothers in 1538 — i.e. same publisher and same year as the first publication of Holbein's dance of death.
Still in 1538, the illustrations for this Bible was published separately under the name Historiarum veteris instrumenti Icones ad vivum expressae. The first 4 scenes from the dance of death were included here. Not just the Creation, but also Temptation and Fall, the Expulsion from Paradise and Life After the Fall (the picture to the right shows a later edition).
Ever after 1542 the prints show a vertical crack in the middle that goes right through God's face (picture to the right).
Variations: Aldegrever makes a free interpretation as usual.
On the other hand, he's got
a picture in his mini-series about Adam and Eve,
that looks much like Holbein's.
Eberhard Kieser copies Aldegrever.
Birckmann makes a free interpretation, and Valvasor copies Birckmann.
Deuchar and Bewick from Protestant Britain didn't like the picture of God as a bishop and have their own versions without God.
Anderson's publisher in the U.S.A. deliberately skipped this picture.