Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Gutenberg and letterpress printing

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Series:

Das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Mainz

Illustrator:

Patocchi, A.

Publisher:

Ernst Ingold & Co., Herzogenbuchsee

Year of publication:

1972

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows Johannes Gutenberg who with the invention of mechanical movable type printing introduced modern book printing. You can see Gutenberg in the centre of the picture standing in his medieval workshop (around 1450) showing a freshly imprinted peace of paper with big black letters. In the background his helpmates the different steps of the procedure of printing are depicted.