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Speculum naturalis coelestis & propheticae visionis (Mirror of the Natural Heavens and Prophetic Visions)

Illustrated by Wolf Traut (German, about 1478–1520), Author Joseph Grünpeck (German, about 1473–about 1532), Printer Georg Stuchs (German, active 1484–1518)

Place of Publication: Nuremberg, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Rausch, Trauts, p. 29; Proctor 11082; BM STC 373


Overall: 26.4 x 19.7 x 1 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs, 1508) Folio; 18 leaves; beige paper boards, red cloth box.

Selected illustrations: the upside-down church (fol. a3v); humans worshipping animals (b6r)

Nuremberg: Georg Stuchs, 1508


Nuremberg Staatsbibliothek (label on title, and duplicate stamp verso of last leaf); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, September 13, 1945

Credit Line

Stephen Bullard Memorial Fund