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La Peste di Firenze dal Boccaccio descritta (Pesten i Firenze som beskrevet af Boccaccio) CC0
Luigi I Sabatelli
: 1772
: 1850
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La Peste di Firenze dal boccaccio descritta (The Plague in Florence as described by Boccaccio )
After Luigi Sabatelli I's drawing

Etching. 655 x 863 mm
Inventory number: E1043

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Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) opens The Decameron by describing the plague in Florence. He relates how in 1348 the plague had killed more than 100,000 people in the city in six months.