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A printing shop in a 16th-century manuscript

year: [1530]

type: handschrift
detail: nee
related terms: boekdrukkerijen zetten corrigeren inkten drukken miniaturen
period: 16e eeuw
D: Geschiedenis van de boekdrukkunst

contents: The organisation of the production of printed books was much more complex than that of manuscripts. In this French miniature we see a printing shop in full operation. To the right, texts are corrected and composed, to the left, a printer with two inkballs in his hands while another printer is operating the press. This page is unique and shows that both the making of manuscripts and the printing of books continued side by side for some time.

source: Parijs, Bibliothèque Nationale, ms. Fr. 1537
©description: Den Haag Koninklijke Bibliotheek
Parijs Bibliothèque Nationale


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