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The following decorated pages are presented in chronological order based on date of publication, listing the designer or printer of the page (i.e. as opposed to the book's author).

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Erhart Ratdolt & Bernhart Maler
(Venice, 1478)

Erhart Ratdolt
(Venice, 1478)

Johann Bergmann von Olpe
(Basle, 1479)

Giovanni & Gregorio de Gregoriis
(Venice, 1498)

Aldus Manutius
(Venice, 1499)

Lazarus Soardi
(Venice, 1499)

Johann Othmar
(Augsburg, 1502)

Hans Burgkmair / Erhart Öglin & Jörg Nadler
(Augsburg, 1508)

Daniel Hopfer / Johann Miller
(Augsburg, 1512)

Johann Wechtlin / Matthias Schürer
(Strasbourg, 1512)

Hans Burgkmair / Johann Miller
(Augsburg, 1516)

Hans Holbein the Younger / Johann Froben
(Basle, 1516)

Albrecht Dürer / Johann Stüchs
(Nuremberg, 1517)

Albrecht Dürer / Hieronymus Hölzel
(Nuremberg, 1517)

Hans Baldung called Grien / Johann Knoblouch)
(Strasbourg, 1519

Daniel Hopfer / Sylvan Othmar
(Augsburg, 1520)

Urs Graf / Johann Badius
(Paris, 1521)

Hans Holbein the Younger / Johann Froben
(Basle, 1523)

Hans Holbein the Younger / Adam Petri
(Basle, circa 1524)

Anton von Worms / Eucharius Hirtzhorn
(Cologne, 1526)

Lucas Cranach the Elder / Melchior Lotter
(Wittenberg, 1527)

Oronce Fine / Simon de Colines
(Paris, 1534)

Oronce Fine / Simon de Colines
(Paris, 1536)

Hans Sebald Beham / Christian Egenolph
(Frankfurt, 1536)

Johann Herbst
(Basle, 1555)

Claude Bézoard(?) / Guillaume Roville
(Lyons, 1558)

Christoph Schweitzer / Andreas Gessner
(Zurich, 1559)

Virgil Solis / Sigmund Feyerabend
(Frankfurt, 1563)

Johann von Essen / Heirs of Johann Quentel & Gerwin Calenius
(Cologne, 1564)

Jost Amman / Sigmund Feyerabend
(Frankfurt, 1568)

Jost Amman / Sigmund Feyerabend
(Frankfurt, circa 1572)

Jost Amman / Sigmund Feyerabend
(Frankfurt, 1574)

Peter Hille / Michael Hentzken
(Berlin, 1578)

Jost Amman / Sigmund Feyerabend
(Frankfurt, 1580)

Jost Amman / Sigmund Feyerabend
(Frankfurt, 1581)

Johannes Nelt(?) / Adam Berg
(Munich, 1589)

Jean de Tournes
(Lyons, 1602)

De Bry
(Oppenheim, 1617)

De Bry
(Oppenheim, 1619)

Johann Schipper
(Amsterdam, 1669)


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