[Text illustration from Stumpf's 'Schwytzer Chronica'.]
Woodcut, 80 x 170mm, 3¼ x 6¾", set in letterpress with three woodcut armorials. Minor worming in margin.
An army on a barge being hauled across a lake to a city's walls. The page is headed 'Von dem Zürychgow' (the Canton of Zürich). Johannes Stumpf (1500-1574) was a German theologian and historian who was given civic rights in Zurich in 1548. His 'Schwytzer Chronica' is a richly-illustrated history of the Swiss 'Old Confederacy' (1293-1523), with most of the 400 woodcut illustrations engraved by Heinrich Vogtherr the Elder.
[Ref: 23486] £120.00