[Book Printing Shop][Impressio Librorum / Potest ut una vox capi aure plurima: Linunt ita una scripta mille paginas]
Rare engraving, sheet 185 x 260mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Trimmed, losing text below image; glued to backing sheet at top corners.
Book printer's shop with (from left) typesetters; bespectacled figure checking printing text; a small boy straining to read a book open on a table; a printing press operated by man turning the crossbar to bring the platen against the tympan to print a page; and paper hanging up to dry. Plate four from 'Nova Reperta', a series of twenty prints illustrating new inventions and discoveries, after designs by Jan van der Straet (Stradanus). This impression is from the first publication by Philips Galle (a later edition was published by his son Thedor).
Ex: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd Collection.
[Ref: 38867] £490.00