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In image, in plate, at lower left: Ioan Theodore de Bry fe:; below image, in plate: Procintu tali gens ferrea militiai / Pergit, Equis, Scortis, Plaustris & cincta Camelis, / Vastatura domos, Urbes, & florida regna. / Infelix certe numerus, furumque maniplus: / Cui ne perdendi & percundi occasio desit / Mors comes a tergo trahitur truce lurida falce. (Armed in this way, the pitiless soldiers sally forth / Accompanied by horses, whores, wagons, and camels. / They stand prepared to devastate houses, cities, and flourishing landscapes, / A troop of pernicious thugs and villians, / So that they lose no opportunity of killing others or of destroying themselves, / Death has been added to the end of their train, together with his corpse-creating scythe. [translation from Keith Moxey, "Peasants, Warriors, and Wives: Popular Imagery in the Reformation."(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989), pp. 87-88])


Hollstein, F.W.H. et al. German engravings, etchings and woodcuts ca. 1400-1700. 8 vols. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberger, 1954-1868. Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts, ca. 1450-1700. Vols. I-XV, XVIII, XIX. Amsterdam: Menno Hertzberge

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