Item Information

Textura Handwriting and Gutenberg Typeface Examples Composite Image

Dublin Core

Title

Textura Handwriting and Gutenberg Typeface Examples Composite Image

Description

Type face examples: Textura (or Gothic) handwriting detail on the left, Gutenberg's Bible detail on the right.

Creator

Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468
Schöffer, Peter, approximately 1425-approximately 1502

Source

Biblia Latina, 42 lines. Ruth 1.1-4.22, detail (circa 1454-1455) / Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468 ; Schöffer, Peter, approximately 1425-approximately 1502
Unknown Text, unknown page detail (probably 11th-16th Century) / unknown creator

Date

Probably between 11th Century and 16 Century for the Gothic or Textura sample
circa 1454-1455 for the Gutenberg Bible

Language

Latin

MODS

Key Date

1000 1599
1454 1455

Type of Date

inferred
approximate

Form/Genre

books

Repository Name

Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Notes

Date for the unknown manuscript was inferred from the broadest usage time-frame of the Gothic or Textura hand.

Language of Cataloging

English

Digital Origin

reformatted digital

Citation

Gutenberg, Johann, 1397?-1468 and Schöffer, Peter, approximately 1425-approximately 1502 , “Textura Handwriting and Gutenberg Typeface Examples Composite Image,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed July 20, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/type_to_print/item/7597.

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