La Mer des croniques et mirouer historial de France

Funérailles, S L'ordinaire

This book was printed by Nicole de La Barre in 1518. Woodcuts of authors/authorities in front of their writing desks were common, but the presence of an angel with a scroll indicates that this particular woodcut was originally designed for the final authority in La Danse Macabre. In fact it looks like a laterally inversed copy of Vérard.
"Spes mea deus" means God is my hope. There's a larger version here: Mer des croniques.

Mer des croniques

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