von Mechel: Frontispiece, 1769

Front page, 1740 Front page, 1786

The front page of the 1769 edition of Der Todten-Tantz, wie derselbe in der weitberühmten Stadt Basel […]. Published by the twin brothers Johannes Conrad and Johannes Jacob von Mechel. Unlike the earlier and the later versions, this one does not have a scene with two Deaths dragging a damsel away. There's a larger version here: Front page, 1769.

Front page, 1769

Tags for this image: Holbein, Scharffenberg, The Brothers Mechel