Johann Amerbach
Johann Amerbach in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

) was a celebrated printer
Printer (publisher)
In publishing, printers are both companies providing printing services and individuals who directly operate printing presses. With the invention of the moveable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg around 1450, printing—and printers—proliferated throughout Europe.Today, printers are found...

in Basel in the 15th century. He was the first printer to use the Roman type instead of Gothic and Italian; he spared no expense in his art.

Further reading

  • Alfred Hartmann (editor), Die Amerbachkorrespondenz, vol. 1, Verlag der Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Basel 1942, ISBN 978-3-7965-1832-4, ISBN 978-3-7965-1847-8
  • Barbara C. Halporn (editor), The Correspondence of Johann Amerbach, University of Michigan Press, November 2000, hardcover, 400 pages, ISBN 0-472-11137-X
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