Kasper Straube

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Straube's printing seal, copied from that of the German printing company Fust & Schöffer. Straube replaced the original monogram with the initials of Jesus and Mary

Kasper Straube (also Kaspar[1][2] or Caspar,[3] also known as The Printer of the Turrecrematas) was a German 15th century printer from Bavaria.

He was active in Cracow between 1473 and 1477, decades before Johann Haller. His Latin almanac Calendarium cracoviense (Cracovian Calendar) of 1473[4] is regarded as the first work printed in Poland.[5]

Other surviving printed works by Straube include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Pirozynski, in: Marina Dmitrieva, Karen Lambrecht: Krakau, Prag und Wien: Funktionen von Metropolen im frühmodernen Staat, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2000, ISBN 3-515-07792-8, ISBN 978-3-515-07792-7 [1]
  2. ^ Francis W. Carter: Trade and urban development in Poland: an economic geography of Cracow, from its origins to 1795, Cambridge University Press, 1994 ISBN 0-521-41239-0, ISBN 978-0-521-41239-1 [2]
  3. ^ Karen Lambrecht, in: Andrea Langer, Georg MichelsMetropolen und Kulturtransfer im 15./16. Jahrhundert: Prag, Krakau, Danzig, Wien, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2001, ISBN 3-515-07860-6, ISBN 978-3-515-07860-3 [3]
  4. ^ Norman Davies, God's Playground, vol.1, chapter 5
  5. ^ Wieslaw Wydra, "Die ersten in polnischer Sprache gedruckten Texte, 1475-1520", Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, Vol. 62 (1987), pp.88-94 (88)

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