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Typecasting, c 1574.

Amman, Jost

Typecasting, c 1574.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Woodcut illustration by Jost Amman (1539-1591) from 'De Omnibus Illiberalibus Siue Mechanicis Artibus...' 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 an artisan in his workshop, casting metal printing type.

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