17th-century Depiction of Plague Doctor

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Illustration

Arienne King
by Paul Fürst
published on 22 March 2020

A depiction of "Doctor Schnabel" ("Schnabel" is literally German for "Beak"), a plague doctor in Rome. The illustration appeared in a 17th -century German satirical manuscript. The engraving was first published by Paul Fürst (1608–1666). From Europas Sprung in die Neuzeit, by Johannes Ebert and others.

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Fürst, P. (2020, March 22). 17th-century Depiction of Plague Doctor. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12036/17th-century-depiction-of-plague-doctor/

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Fürst, Paul. "17th-century Depiction of Plague Doctor." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 22, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/12036/17th-century-depiction-of-plague-doctor/.

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