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
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.