(38 of 55) Caricature of the Reformers
Unknown engraver, 1723
Frontispiece of the polemical work of Johann Nikolaus Weislinger (1691-1755). The Catholic theologian was the son of a Calvinist mother. "Friss Vogel oder stirb" (devour bird or die) first appeared in 1723 and reached 10 editions.
See DOUMERGUE, ╔mile; Iconographie Calvinienne. Lausanne 1909, p. 181