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Printing Press

Printing office, Germany


This well-known engraving by Jost Amman was published in 1568 in Frankfurt in a book representing 16th-century trades, Eygentliche Beschreibung Aller Stände auff Erden . . . It is important for its wealth of accurate detail, showing a pair of printers in the foreground and two compositors at their cases in the background.
16th Century | Cary Collection