Broadside sheet with atop an illustration with Luther holding a book on the left and a Catholic pope on the right, with a model of a church in his hand. Below, text in letterpress, in two columns, titled: “CONFESSIE VAN DE KONING VAN POOLEN “. Another version of the poem and the etching is in the Newberry Library in Chicago. It was published in 1706: “The engraved image of Luther and the pope appears to have been in use since the latter half of the 16th century, when it appeared in a series of broadsides describing the debate between Luther and the papacy. This sheet, produced around the turn of the 18th century, was likely marketed as a form of entertainment, and sold for the price of roughly 12 pennies.”
Etching and letterpress on paper; total: 326 x 209 mm; tears and holes repaired with paper tape on verso; some staining and other tears along the margins. Rare.
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