Euclid / elementa geometriae.

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Creator

Erhard Ratdolt

Title

Euclid / elementa geometriae.

Date

1482

Coverage

Venice

Description

Ratdolt was a typographic innovator. Like Jenson, he migrated from his native country to Venice, but unlike Jenson he returned to the city of Augsburg (where he was born) after several decades of productive work in Italy. Among the pioneering firsts in Ratdoltā€™s oeuvre are the first title page, the first woodcut border and the first type specimen.

For his edition of Euclid, Ratdolt created geometric diagrams which are so finely wrought that the method of manufacture still baffles historians of printing.

Relation

LENDER: Jerry Kelly