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Object: Typographus. Der Buchdrucker (The Printer)
Series: Panoplia omnium illiberalium mechanicarum ... (Book of Trades)
One of 133 woodcut book-illustrations, showing the interior of a printing press, in the foregroung two man working at the press, the right man applying ink onto the letterpress matrix, the left man taking off a freshly printed sheet, in the background two men seated in front of type drawers, holding a composition stick; in the foreground two piles of printed and blank sheets of paper; from Hartmann Schopper, 'Panoplia [Greek] Omnium illiberalium mechanicarum aut sedentariarum artium ...', (Frankfurt, Sigmund Feierabend, 1568), quire C3, with Latin and German title and Latin verses by Schopper in one column.
Woodcut and letterpress
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Height: 79 millimetres (woodcut)
Height: 148 millimetres
Width: 90 millimetres (sheet size)
Width: 61 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- The book contains a large series depicting different trades and occupations. For further information, see entry for BM 1904-2-6-103.1.
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