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Public executions.

Image ID: 814542

Public executions. (1541)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Public executions.


: Milles de Souvigny, Jean, 16th cent. -- Engraver
Bertrand -- unknown role

Published Date

: 187?

Created Date

: 1541

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 24 x 14 cm. (9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)


: Printed on border: "Fig. 347." "Fac-simile of a woodcut in the work of J. Millaeus, 'Praxis criminis persequendi:' small folio, Parisiis, Simon de Colines,1541." "…invention of the mechanical instrument, now known under the name of the guillotine, which is merely an improvement on a complicated machine which was much more ancient than is generally supposed." "419"

Original Source

: From Manners, customs, and dress during the Middle Ages, and during the Renaissance period. Bickers, & Son [187-?]) Kellerhoven, Franz (ca. 1814-1872), Illustrator. Jacob, P. L. (1806-1884), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Punishments -- torture

Source Description

: 2 folders (44 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 814542

Record ID

: 713254

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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