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1588: Jost Amman
Title: ‘Iodoci ammanni, civis noribergensis. Charta lusoria, tetrastichis illustrata per ianum Heinricum scroterum de gustrou, megapolitanum, equitem, et p.l. Caesareum.’
Nigel Roche (2000, page 51, S): ‘A printing press is shown on a playing card of the two balls, seen in Amman’s Charta lusoria , Nürnberg, 1588). The press has an unusual roofed cap, but no gallows. Although crudely executed, the carriage is shown sliding over the ribs and an angled footrest is indicated for the first time.’
Nigel Roche (2000) The iconography of the printing office to 1700. Unpublished MA thesis. Library and Information Studies, University College London. (Illustration #S).