Johann Schott

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A printer of significant works in Strassburg. Schott was responsible for printing Gregor Reisch’s ‘Margarita Philosophica’Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann’s edition of Ptolemy’s ‘Geographia’, Martin Luther’s ‘Invocavit Sermons’ (1523), and other notable Humanist and Reformist works. He inherited his press from his father, Martin Schott (d1499); his grandfather, Friedrich Schott, had been a woodcutter and sculptor. His mother was the daughter of renowned printer of the Mentelin Bible, Johannes Mentelin (1410-1477).

Preview of Waldseemüller's amended Ptolemaic world map with 12 Windheads surrounding the map