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Image number
STF230271
Title
The Helmaspurger notary's document reporting the trial of lawyer Johannes Fust against the printer Johannes Gutenberg, on 6th November, 1455 (ink on paper)
Artist
German School, (15th century) / German
Location
Universitatsbibliothek, Gottingen, Germany
Medium
ink on paper
Date
1455 AD (C15th AD)
Description
borrowing money from Fust, Gutenberg established the use of individual letters in raised type, which were manufactured in metal instead of wood increasing the durability and clarity of the printed image; Gutenberg couldn't repay Fust and lost his printing business to Fust in a lawsuit;
Photo credit
Bildarchiv Steffens / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ inventor / gutenberg bible / Drawing / Mzdrawing
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