St. Gallen, Kantonsbibliothek, Vadianische Sammlung, VadSlg Ms. 342 : Vaticinia de pontificibus (Prophecies about the Papacy)

The illustrations and text enjoy equal importance in this illustrated work of anti-papal propaganda, named after its opening "Ascende calve". The Vadian Collection manuscript is the most important exemplar of this text, which takes the form of proverbs. The most notable and fascinating feature of this manuscript is the way in which the gray-tone illustrations are used.