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(b Augsburg, c. 1455; d Augsburg, Feb 25, 1521).

German printer. Schönsperger was appointed imperial court printer to Habsburg, House of family §I, (3) , for whom he published a magnificent prayer book (1513) set in a specially-designed Gothic type and printed in ten copies on vellum. He also published the Emperor’s Theuerdank (1517). His son, Johann Schönsperger the younger (...


French, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died 4 June 1521.

Printer, print publisher, miniaturist (?), engraver (wood).

Vostre was active at the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th. He produced printed books of hours on vellum illustrated with woodcuts (some experts suggest metal engravings). The initials and miniatures are hand-painted and the woodcuts are also coloured; at first sight the appearance of these books is very similar to that of earlier manuscripts. Simon Vostre is believed not only to have been the printer and publisher of these works but also the artist who made the woodcuts and miniatures decorating them. Three such books are in the Musée de Cluny in Paris: 1. ...