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Magistrates sitting in session with transcript writer,engraving XVI century
Magistrates council with recording clerk, XVI century
“Foreign messengers before the Emperor”, woodcut by Jost Amman (1538-1591_
XVI century, messengers in front of the Emperor. the Emperor is not explicitly named in the text, yet the double-headed eagle suggests the House of Habsburg and the woodcut dating would point at Ferdinand I.
Woodcut, “council of war during the Schmalkaldic war” (1546)
XVI century, council at Schmalkaldik war time (1546-1547), conflict between the forces of Emperor Charles V and the Lutheran Schmalkaldic League. The bucolic atmosphere in the illustration shouldn’t mislead: the Schmalkaldik war was a comparatively brief but rather bloody episode … Continued