Karl Witte founder of Deutsche Dante Gesellschaft

Karl Witte

Translation in iambs not rhymed by Karl Witte (Lochau 1800 – Halle 1883), German jurist and dantist, professor of history of law in the universities of Breslau (today Wrocław) and Halle, founder in 1878 of Deutsche Dante-Gesellschaft.
Edition published at Berlin in 1921 (first edition 1865).
Illustrated by Bonaventura Genelli (1798–1868), German painter and drawer.

Frontespizio e risguardo
Incipit dell’Inferno
Bonaventura Genelli, Paolo e Francesca (Inf., V, 73-87).
Bonaventura Genelli, Il sommo sacerdote sadduceo Caifas responsabile della crocifissione di Gesù (Inf., XXIII, 115-123).
Bonaventura Genelli, Bertram dal Bornio (Inf., XXVIII, 118-142).