Header of a chronicle (1523-1539) By Johannes Keßler - Vintage Nostalgia
Header of a chronicle (1523-1539) By Johannes Keßler

The page in the illustration narrates the meeting of J. Keßler and his travel companions with Martin Luther, disguised as a knight, in a village of Thuringia.

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Flyer, “The seven heads of Martin Luther” - Vintage Nostalgia
Flyer, “The seven heads of Martin Luther”

The 7 heads of Martin Luther are captioned, left to right “Doctor, Martin, Luther, Ecclesiast, Vagabond, Pfister (Backer?), Barabbas”. The satire purportedly hiding behind these words looks rather cryptic.

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woodcut “Luther and Hus sharing the Sacrament” - Vintage Nostalgia
woodcut “Luther and Hus sharing the Sacrament”

Woodcut “Luther und Hus das Abendmahl erteilend”, by Lukas Cranach (1472-1533). The Hus mentioned in the title is most likely Jan Hus, a Czech priest and reformer who died 68 jears before Luther’s birth. Thus the illustration is definitely to … Continued

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