Record Number : 88168 of 13452

Title : Druckgraphische Buchillustrationen des 15. Jahrhundert, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Description :
This website, Druckgraphische Buchillustrationen des 15. Jahrhundert (Printed Book Illustrations of the 15th century), is one of several online resources prepared by the Münchener Digitalisierungszentrum (MDZ) at the Bavarian State Library. The site presents scanned illustrations from some 76 incunabula from German-speaking countries, thereby preserving and making available documents from the period when printing was invented. The illustrations reflect the technological and cultural advances of the time and are influenced by the late Gothic art style; most images are black and white woodcuts, some with later colouring. There are information sheets on each incunabulum, with publishing and bibliographical information and short abstracts on each source. Users can browse the site to see the individual scanned pages within each source, bringing up a wealth of images that will be helpful for historians and scholars in German Studies who are working on this period. Users can also search the site's catalogue according to themes, images and bibliographical information. The thematic search engine is quite valuable here in aiding research, as it allows users to compare different depictions of animals, plants or cities as presented by different artists and printing houses.

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Controlled Keywords : Incunabula;

Language : ger;

Period : 13th Century; 14th Century; 15th Century

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