Johann Gutenberg

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Copperplate engraving illustration in Joseph Moxon, Mechanick Exercises.

This oft-reproduced image of Gutenberg shows the inventor with what appears to be a punch in one hand and a multiple matrix in the other. It is based on an engraving by André Thevet (Paris, 1584). Few scholars now believe that Gutenberg had a beard.

Gutenberg, 15th Century