The Ptolemaeus of Lienhart Holle

On the evening of July 16, 1482, the sun still shone, when Lienhart Holle smiled in his typography in Ulm. The printing of Ptolemy’s Cosmographia was finished. After all it hadn’t been long since he had learned to engrave woodcut dies for decorating textiles or for making playing cards. Nor since he had observed live…