Early printing press illustration

Early printing press illustration

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Caption: Engraving entitled Death amongst the printers taken from Danse Macabre, Lyons, 1499, showing one of the earliest known illustrations of a printing press. The printer (centre front), is arrested in the act of working the press; his assistant (centre behind) is holding the inking device; the compositor is prevented from arranging the type and death stalks the shop assistant at far right.

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Keywords: 15th c, 15th century printing press, danse macabre, engraving, historical, history of technology, industry, press, printing, printing press

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