Itinerario, overo Nova descrittione de’ viaggi principali d'Italia, nellaquale si ha piena notitia di tutte le cose piu notabili, & degne d’esser vedute

Date

1638

Identifier

de Beer Itb 1638 S

Publisher

Vicenza: Francesco Bolzetta libraro in Padoua

Abstract

This engraving by Francesco Bertelli is titled Maschare da Ebrei (Mask of Jews). The masks the gentlemen wear have long noses and resemble something of the Zanni or Medico della peste (The Plague Doctor), but in reality caricature the stereotypical image of the Jew. The books they hold also indicate the notion of importance with which the Jews regard education and intellectualism.

Files

Foam board Italy-001.jpg

Citation

Franciscus Schottus, “Itinerario, overo Nova descrittione de’ viaggi principali d'Italia, nellaquale si ha piena notitia di tutte le cose piu notabili, & degne d’esser vedute,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 29, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8644.