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Interior of a printing shop annexe bookshop, 1499

Husz, Mathias (drukker/printer)
year: 1499

type: illustratie
detail: nee
related terms: boekdrukkerijen boekhandels houten handpersen drukken zetten
period: 15e eeuw
D: Geschiedenis van de boekdrukkunst

contents: Oldest known picture of both a printing shop, a printing press and a bookshop. On the left, the printers are working, on the right we see a bookseller behind a counter. Death takes them all by the arm and from the dialogue below it appears that theirfinal hour has come. The picture gives a nice indication of what a 15th-century printing house and bookseller's might have looked, also in our regions.

source: Anoniem. - La Grant Danse macabre des hommes et des femmes. - Lyon: Mathias Husz, 1499, p. 6
©description: Den Haag Koninklijke Bibliotheek
©reproduction: Den Haag Koninklijke Bibliotheek


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