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Before 1550

1551 - 1600

1601 - 1650

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1509: Johann Schöffer

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Source:

Title: ‘Hortulus animae.’
Author: -
Publisher: -
Printer: Peter Schöffer (II)
Illustrator: -
Engraver: -
Location: Mainz
Year: 1514
Links: [Scan], [USTC].

Comments:

The illustration is taken from the 1514 edition. Not sure in which other edition this woodcut has been used.

Nigel Roche (2000) states: ‘In at least two books printed at Mainz by Johann Schöffer, a decorated side-piece is seen which depicts a press with puller holding the bar in the lower panel and a beater with two balls in the upper. Between the two hangs a bucket, though I cannot suggest why.’

Technique:

Woodcut

Publications

Helmut Presser (1955) ‘Unbekannte Abbildungen der Buchdruckpresse.’ Archiv für Druck und Papier, 1, pp 29-33.

Nigel Roche (2000) The iconography of the printing office to 1700. Unpublished MA thesis. Library and Information Studies, University College London.

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