Printing office, Germany

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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.

hand presses, 16th Century