Lienhart Holl

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Holl was a publisher based in Ulm, a German city of wealthy traders and merchants at the confluence of the Blau, Ille and Danube rivers. His ‘Geographia’ of 1482 was the first book printed by him. However, the venture proved ruinously expensive and his business went bankrupt shortly after publication. The remaining sheets, the woodblocks and the types passed to Johann Reger in Ulm, who reissued the work in 1486.

Ptolemaic World Map printed from a woodcut by Lienhart Holl, with 10 Wind Cherubs around the outside of the map