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Anton Koberger

Nürnberg-based printer who created many interesting typefaces in the late 15th century, as narrated by Christoph Reske in Eine neue Entdeckung zur Druckgeschichte der Schedelschen Weltchronik (note: Schedelschen Weltchronik (1492) is a book by Hartmann Schedel). These include a gorgeous Rotunda and Schwabacher (1492), a Druckbastarda, and other original Fraktur typefaces, called No. 9 and No. 11 by Reske. Koberger was first and foremost a printer, who made the first illustrated bible in 1475, and printed, as hinted to above, Schedelschen Weltchronik (1492). He died in 1515. MyFonts page. Modern digital types based on Koberger abound:

  • Manfred Klein created the blackletter typeface FF Koberger for Fontfont.
  • Ernst H. Wulfert created a blackletter typeface called Koberger.
  • Paulo W created ScotoKobergerFrakturN11 (2007) and ScotoKobergerFrakturN9 (2007). He chose the name because of Ottaviano Scotus, whose blackletter types were similar to Koberger's. Paulo W writes: Ottaviano Scotus headed a distinguished family of Venetian printers. Born of a noble family of Monza, he came to Venice at the age of 35 and operated a press there between 1479 and 1484. He continued as an editor until 1499 whereupon his heirs, including his brothers and nephews, undertook their own activity (1499-1532).

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file name: Schedel konstantinopel


file name: reske/reske1


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file name: reske/reske3


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file name: Paulo W Scoto Koberger Fraktur N11 after Anton Koberger 2007


file name: Paulo W Scoto Koberger Fraktur N9 after Anton Koberger 2007







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