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IMAGE number
XJF341889
Title
The Development of Printing, plate 5 from 'Nova Reperta' (New Discoveries) engraved by Philip Galle (1537-1612) c.1600 (engraving)
Artist
Straet, Jan van der (Giovanni Stradano) (1523-1605) (after) / Netherlandish
Description
Impressio Librorum (Book Printing): Plate 5 of the Nova Reperta (New Discoveries) Theodor Galle (Flemish, 1571–1633), after Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, 1523–1605) Antwerp: Philips Galle, late 16th century. On left three compositors assemble pieces of type stored in their wooden cases into lines of text which are then locked into a framework called a chase; the body of text is a forme. In the ackground a pressman applies ink to the letters; another pressman pulls a lever to turn screw and increase pressure on platen. Proofreader, wearing glasses checks printed proof.
Location
Private Collection
Medium
gravure
Date
(C16th)
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • apprentice
  • books
  • compositor
  • imprimerie
  • invention
  • johann gutenberg
  • johannes
  • paper
  • plantin
  • press
  • print
  • proof reader
  • publishing
  • typesetter

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