Printing, c 1574.
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Woodcut illustration by Jost Amman (1539-1591) from 'De Omnibus Illiberalibus Siue Mechanicis Artibus...Liber' by Hartmann Schopper (b 1542), published in Germany, 1574. One of 133 woodcuts from Schopper's book, written in Latin, which detailed a variety of trades, here showing printers in a workshop. Two men in the foreground are shown inking type and preparing paper on a printing press, while in the background men are seen selecting and setting the type to be printed.