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European sites of printing in 1476

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Let's have a look at the map below and learn where there were printing towns and which of them were universities and archbishopries. Following the map, we will find out a chart that shows the number of editions printed in some of these printing towns, as well as a gallery with some examples of incunabula from 1472-1480.

Year 1476

Period Renaissance

Zone Europa

Limits of the Holy Roman Empire

Duchy and fiefs of Burgundty

Eclesiastical province of Cologne

Eclesiastical province of Mainz

Printing towns that were archbishopries

Printing towns where there were universities

Number of editions printed in these sites and some examples of incunabula

The following chart shows the main printing locations mentioned in the map. The total editions recorded in Incunabula Short-Title Catalogue at May 2013 is 28,395.

Source: Incunabula Short Title Catalogue British Library

Source: 'A View of Early Typography. Up to about 1600'. By Harry Carter. Clarendon Press, 1969.

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