A broadside satirising the unregenerate nature of mankind by explaining an earlier image and relating it to contemporary behaviour; with an etching (by Troschel ?) in reverse after a woodcut of 1524 by Barthel Beham, showing the interior of a chaotic spinning room with on the L a man playing the bag-pipes, in the centre two couples dancing, and various other couples openly making sexual advances and exchanging intimacies, one man displaying his backside, one man warming his back by the oven, and two men sleeping; with engraved lettering A-Z, and with letterpress title, and text and legend in three columns, and with two vertical segments, one horizontal segment, and a border of type ornaments. (Nuremberg, Fürst:[ca.1650])
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