Augsburg Book of Miracles


Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch — book cover

Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch — book cover

Folio 1: Genesis 7, 11-14: In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights...

Folio 1: Genesis 7, 11-14: In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights...

Folio 2: (Genesis 9, 12-15)

Folio 2: (Genesis 9, 12-15)

Folio 5: (Exodus 14, 27-29)

Folio 5: (Exodus 14, 27-29)

Folio 11: 'Vision of Jeremiah'

Folio 11: 'Vision of Jeremiah'

Folio 14: 'Jonah and the Whale'

Folio 14: 'Jonah and the Whale'

Folio 15: 'Vision of Ezekiel' - In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.

Folio 15: 'Vision of Ezekiel' - In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I was among the exiles by the Chebar canal, the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. On the fifth day of the month (it was the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin), the word of the Lord came to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the Chebar canal, and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.

Folio 23: In the land of the Romans in the year 73 B.C., a golden ball was seen in the sky, which then came down to the earth and rolled arout and flew back up into the air again, in the direction of the rising sun, so that its great size covered up the sun completely. This was followed by the great Roman war.

Folio 23: In the land of the Romans in the year 73 B.C., a golden ball was seen in the sky, which then came down to the earth and rolled arout and flew back up into the air again, in the direction of the rising sun, so that its great size covered up the sun completely. This was followed by the great Roman war.

Folio 24:'In the next year before Christ was purified / the difference in oil prun has sprung to Rome beyond and the whole day plenty of geleffon / and on the day that is purified: a golden gusset around the suns appear the whole day / and the pild saul rumoly is with me along with the temple of Frid fell to the ground / darbey is to notice that there is / was a different lord'

Folio 24:'In the next year before Christ was purified / the difference in oil prun has sprung to Rome beyond and the whole day plenty of geleffon / and on the day that is purified: a golden gusset around the suns appear the whole day / and the pild saul rumoly is with me along with the temple of Frid fell to the ground / darbey is to notice that there is / was a different lord'

Folio 26

Folio 26

Folio 49

Folio 49

Folio 90: 'Tiber monster with donkey's head, hoof, cathopod, fish scales, face on hip, tail with dragon's head and trunk for right arm. The picture also shows the Tiber in front of the city walls of Rome'

Folio 90: 'Tiber monster with donkey's head, hoof, cathopod, fish scales, face on hip, tail with dragon's head and trunk for right arm. The picture also shows the Tiber in front of the city walls of Rome'

Folio 107: 'In the year 1520, on the 6th day of the month of January, this sign around the sun, which is called Halo Maximus, was seen in Vienna at three o'clock in the afternoon'

Folio 107: 'In the year 1520, on the 6th day of the month of January, this sign around the sun, which is called Halo Maximus, was seen in Vienna at three o'clock in the afternoon'

Folio 110: In the year 1527, on the eleventh of October at four o'clock in the morning, this comet was seen in Westrich for five quarters of an hour and then it disappeared again. It was extremely long and yellowish-red, like a diluted blood in colour. At the front the head was like a bent arm, as if it had a sword in its hand and was poised to start striking with it.

Folio 110: In the year 1527, on the eleventh of October at four o'clock in the morning, this comet was seen in Westrich for five quarters of an hour and then it disappeared again. It was extremely long and yellowish-red, like a diluted blood in colour. At the front the head was like a bent arm, as if it had a sword in its hand and was poised to start striking with it.

Folio 119: In the year 1531, on the twenty-sixth and the twenty-eighth of January, bloody and fiery signs were seen at night in the sky in Lisbon in Portugal on the twenty-sixth day and then on the twenty-eighth a great whale was seen in the sky. This was followed by great earthquakes, so that about two hundred houses collapsed and more than a thousand people were killed.

Folio 119: In the year 1531, on the twenty-sixth and the twenty-eighth of January, bloody and fiery signs were seen at night in the sky in Lisbon in Portugal on the twenty-sixth day and then on the twenty-eighth a great whale was seen in the sky. This was followed by great earthquakes, so that about two hundred houses collapsed and more than a thousand people were killed.

Folio 123: 'In 1531, a wondrous animal, which was all grey and hairy, with a bearded man’s head, four feet and sharp claws, was caught by the Bishop’s huntsmen in the forest in Salzburg. It was taken to the court, but it did not want to eat or to drink and it wasted away horribly.'

Folio 123: 'In 1531, a wondrous animal, which was all grey and hairy, with a bearded man’s head, four feet and sharp claws, was caught by the Bishop’s huntsmen in the forest in Salzburg. It was taken to the court, but it did not want to eat or to drink and it wasted away horribly.'

Folio 127: 'Dragon practice Bohemia

Folio 127: 'Dragon practice Bohemia

Folio 126: 'In the year 1533 a horse in the air was seen in Bohemia, and a horseman, as if he wanted to mount it, just as is painted here'

Folio 126: 'In the year 1533 a horse in the air was seen in Bohemia, and a horseman, as if he wanted to mount it, just as is painted here'

Folio 129: '1533 years after the birth of Christ, on the Friday after St Ursula, the 24th day, such wondrous dragons were seen in the air for nigh on two hours around 10 o'clock at night in several places near Hilpoltstein and at the Hoffleins House there'

Folio 129: '1533 years after the birth of Christ, on the Friday after St Ursula, the 24th day, such wondrous dragons were seen in the air for nigh on two hours around 10 o'clock at night in several places near Hilpoltstein and at the Hoffleins House there'

Folio 131: 'In 1533, three suns shone similarly as if they had fiery clouds around them, and they stood over the city of Münster, as if the city and the houses were burning, as painted here'

Folio 131: 'In 1533, three suns shone similarly as if they had fiery clouds around them, and they stood over the city of Münster, as if the city and the houses were burning, as painted here'

Folio 145: Miraculous Chicken and Miraculous Fish

Folio 145: Miraculous Chicken and Miraculous Fish

Folio 163: Moon halo over Swabia October 6, 1549

Folio 163: Moon halo over Swabia October 6, 1549

Folio 165: Rings of the sun over Nördlingen (1549)

Folio 165: Rings of the sun over Nördlingen (1549)

Folio 169: 'Truthful reports of how, on the twenty-first of March of this 51st year, five suns were seen in Leipzig by many trustworthy persons.'

Folio 169: 'Truthful reports of how, on the twenty-first of March of this 51st year, five suns were seen in Leipzig by many trustworthy persons.'

Folio 182: The fifth angel blows his trumpet

Folio 182: The fifth angel blows his trumpet

Folio 184: John and the Angel

Folio 184: John and the Angel

Folio 185, Revelation 11:5-8: And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed... And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city.

Folio 185, Revelation 11:5-8: And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed... And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city.

Folio 93: Depiction of a Monstrous birth from 1513.

Folio 93: Depiction of a Monstrous birth from 1513.

Folio 187, Revelation 13:1-4: And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. On of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth.

Folio 187, Revelation 13:1-4: And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority. On of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth.

Folio 171: In A.D. 1552, on May 17, such a terrible storm with hail descended on Dordrecht in Holland, that the people thought the Day of Judgement was coming. And it lasted about half an hour. Several of the stones weighed up to a few pounds and 8 lot. And where they fell, they gave a frightful stench.

Folio 171: In A.D. 1552, on May 17, such a terrible storm with hail descended on Dordrecht in Holland, that the people thought the Day of Judgement was coming. And it lasted about half an hour. Several of the stones weighed up to a few pounds and 8 lot. And where they fell, they gave a frightful stench.

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