von Mechel: Frontispiece, 1786

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The frontpage of the 1786 edition of Der Todten-Tantz, wie derselbe in der weitberühmten Stadt Basel […]. Published by the twin brothers Johannes Conrad and Johannes Jacob, known as "Gebrüdern von Mechel". Note, that the little dance of death scene is similar but not identical to the 1740-edition. There's a larger version here: Front page, 1786.

Front page, 1786

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