Van dem nedderval der veneddyer

The ship of fools Hans van Ghetelen

De Copie vd vtschrift eynes breues van dem nedderval der Veneddyer.
Ghesanth vth dme keyserlyken heer an eynen dudeschen forsten.
The picture of the Roman emperor Maximilian I was illustrated with the emperor from Des Dodes Dantz. Printed in Hamburg in 1509, but the woodcut must have been returned to Lbeck, because it was also used in Dodendantz, 1520, and Copenhagen's dance of death, ca. 1550. There's a larger version here: The Downfall of Venice.

The Downfall of Venice

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