Stultifera Nauis (Ship of Fools)

Das Narrenschiff

Illustrated by Albrecht Dürer (German, 1471–1528), Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 15th century, Author Sebastian Brant (Swiss, 1458–1521), Printer Johann Bergmann (Swiss, active 1494–1499)

Place of Publication: Basel, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff B-1086; BMC III 795; GW 5054; Schreiber, Manuel, 3567; Meder, Books VII, 1497a; Panofsky 436b


Overall: 21.9 x 16 x 3.5 cm (8 5/8 x 6 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 117 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Basel: Johann Bergmann, 1 March 1497) Quarto; 148 leaves [signature b supplied from later 1497 or 1498 edition], modern blind- and gilt-stamped red morocco binding, brass clasps [added later].

Basel: Johann Bergmann, 1 March 1497


Landshut, Beieren (? unidentified ex-library stamp "DUPL. BIBLIOTH. LANDISH"). Charles Hatchett (b. 1765 - d. 1847), London. Markree Library, Ireland. 1971, sold by Gropper Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 13, 1971)

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund