Detail View: CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION: Digesti Novi

Filename: 
cc_csc0144_spira_2628.tif
Identifier: 
cc_csc0144_spira_2628.tif
Title: 
Digesti Novi
Creator: 
Wendelin, of Speier, -1477?
Creator: 
Saxoferrato, Bartolus de, 1314-1357
Subject: 
Incunabula - Europe
Subject: 
Books - History
Subject: 
Type and type-founding - History
Subject: 
Printing - History
Summary: 
This folio leaf shows an example of early Venetian printing by Wendelin da Spira. The characters are old style roman in the classification of serif typefaces. The leaf also includes hand-written paragraph marks in red and blue ink. Notes by Stephen O. Saxe: "Johann of Speier was one of the many Germans who established presses in Italy in the earliest days of printing. He started in Venice in 1469 and was granted a 5-year monopoly on printing in the city. He died the next year, however, his brother Wendelin printed Latin classics and the first books in the Italian vernacualr. The brothers' roman type still shows traces of manuscript models in the indecisiveness of certain letters, but it is an important step in the direction of type designed for printing alone."
Publisher: 
Vindelino da Spira
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Date of Original: 
1471
Date of Digitization: 
2020
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
book
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Physical Format: 
leaf
Dimensions of Original: 
44.3 x 29.7 cm.
Language: 
Latin
Original Item Location: 
CARCSC.0144
Library Collection: 
Stephen O. Saxe Collection
Digital Project: 
2020_0041_incunabula
Place: 
Italy - Venice
Rights: 
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