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Printers and Their Marks

Aldus Pius Manutius, 1450-1515

 

Thomas Anshelm of Baden-Baden, ?-1524

  • Working period: Strasbourg, 1488; Pforzheim, 1500-11; Tubingen, 1511-16; Haguena, 1516-22
  • Date of device: 1518

Conrad Baumgarten

  • Other names: Baumgarthen, Bomgarthen
  • Working period: Danzig, 1499; Olomouc, 1500-02; Breslau, 1503-06; Frankfurt, 1506-09; Leipzig, 1514
  • Date of device: approximately 1505

William Caxton, c. 1422-91

  • Working period: Cologne, 1471-72; Bruges, 1474-76; Westminster, 1477-91
  • Date of device: 1487
  • Note: From the county of Kent, Caxton was England's first printer.

Walter Chepman, c. 1473-1538

  • Working period: Edinburgh, 1507
  • Date of device: 1508

Simon de Colines, ?-1546

  • Other names: Colinaeus of Brittany, Symon Colinet
  • Working period: Paris, 1520-46
  • Date of device: 1521

Jacques Colomies

  • Working period: Toulouse, 1525-50
  • Date of device: 1534

Jean Du Pre

  • Other names: Johannes de Prato, Jehan Du Pre
  • Working period: Salins, 1484-85; Lyons, 1486/87-95/98?; Narbonne, 1491; Uzes, 1493; Avignon, 1497; Montpellier, 1501
  • Date of device: 1492

William Faques, ?-c. 1508

  • Other names: Fawkes, Fakes, Faukes
  • Working period: London, c. 1499-1508
  • Date of device: 1504
  • Note: Faques was the first printer to the King of England.

Andreas Fritag de Argentina

  • Working period: Gaieta, 1487; Rome, 1492-96
  • Date of device: 1493

Johann Froben of Hammelburg, 1460-1527

  • Other names: Jean, Joannes Frobenius, Joannis Frobenii
  • Working period: Basel, 1491-1527
  • Date of device: 1517

Johann Fust, ?- c. 1508, and Peter Schoeffer of Gernsheim, c. 1425-1503

  • Working period: Mainz, 1457-66
  • Date of device: August 14, 1457 
  • Note: This device is the earliest known printer's mark and the earliest to contain the typographer's name, place, and the date of printing.

Lucantonio Guinta, 1450-1519

  • Other names: Junta or Zunto of Florence
  • Working period: Venice, 1482-1536
  • Date of device: 1497

Louis Guerbin

  • Other names: Loys Cruse, Louis Garbin
  • Working period: Geneva, 1497-1509
  • Date of device: unknown

Zacharis Kallierges

  • Other name: Kalliergos
  • Working period: Crete, 1517
  • Date of device: unknown

Melchoir Lotter, ?-1542

  • Working period: Leipzig, 1491-1536
  • Date of device: unknown

Colard Mansions, ?-1484

  • Working period: Bruges, 1474-84
  • Date of device: unknown

Ercole Nani

  • Other name: Hercules Nani
  • Working period: Bologna, 1423-94; Rome: 1509

Sebastien Nivelle

  • Working period: Paris, 1549-84
  • Date of device: unknown

Julian Notary, 1498-1520

  • Other name: Juliyan Notary
  • Working period: London, 1498-99
  • Date of device: 1507

Ehard Oglin

  • Working period: Hugsburg, 1505-16
  • Date of device: unknown

Richardus Paffraet

  • Other names: Ryker Paffraet, Poffray, Paffroed de Colonia
  • Working period: Denventer, 1476-1511
  • Date of device: 1488

Jean I Petit

  • Other names: Paryus, Pusillus
  • Working period: Paris, 1495-1530
  • Date of device: 1511
  • Note: This mark was also used by his son Jean II Petit, whose working period was 1525-43.

Philippe Pigouchet

  • Working period: Paris, 1483-1515
  • Date of device: c.1491-1510; there were several versions with the first completed device undated.

Dominicus Rocociola

  • Other name: Domincus Ragazulus
  • Working period: Modena, 1481-1509
  • Date of device: 1500

Johann Rosenbach

  • Other names: Joan, Juan Rosembach, of Heidelburg
  • Working period: Barcelona, 1492-98, 1507-30?; Valencia, 1492; Tarragona, 1498-1500; Perpignan, 1500-03; Monserrat, 1518-24
  • Date of device: 1500

Laurentius de Rubeis de Valenza

  • Other names: Lorenzo di Rossi
  • Working period: Rerra, 1482-85?, 1489-1501
  • Date of device: 1482

Valentin Schumann, ?-1542

  • Working period: Damander, 1502-34
  • Date of device: unknown

John Siberch

  • Working period: Cambridge, 1521-84
  • Date of device: 1521
  • Note: Siberch was the printer of Cambridge.

Giovanni Battista Somasco

  • Other names: Joannes Baptista Somaschus, Jacques Saccon
  • Working period: Venice, 1576-89
  • Date of device: unknown

Stagino da Trino

  • Other names: Bernardino Ferrari Gialito, Stagino da Tridino, Da Monferra de Monteferrato
  • Working period: Venice, 1483-1518
  • Date of device: 1490

Jacob Thanner, ?-after 1530

  • Other name: Jacobus Thanner
  • Working period: Leipzig, 1501-21
  • Date of device: unknown

Michael Topie

  • Working period: Lyon 1488-90
  • Date of device: unknown

Andreas de Torresanos, 1451-1529

  • Other names: Torresanus, Tor(r)esanis, Andrea de Asula, Asola
  • Working period: Venice, 1475, 1480-1529
  • Date of device: 1508

Jehan Treschel

  • Working period: Lyon, 1488-89
  • Date of device: unknown

Peter Treveris

  • Working period: London, 1522-32
  • Date of device: 1522

Unknown

  • Found: St Albans, 1480-86

Benardinus Venetus de Vitalibus

  • Together with Matthew de Vitalibus, called Li Albanesoti
  • Working period: Venice, 1494-1536; Rome, 1508, 1522
  • Date of device: 1498

Simon Vostre, ?-1521

  • Working period: Paris, 1486, 1489-1520
  • Date of device: 1502

Johann Weissenburger

  • Working period: Nürnberg, 1503-13; Landshut, 1513-31
  • Date of device: 1506