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Item No: frk00417
Drawing for Anna Maria Hoffmann
Printer/Publisher: [Christoph Saur (1693-1758)]
Note: Based on location of printshop
ca. 1740 - ca. 1750
Physical Description: Leaf
Dimensions: 13.9 cm x 23.3 cm
Material: Laid paper; ink
Media Type: Woodcuts
Hoffmann, Anna Maria; Sauer, Christopher; Saur, Christoph; Sower
Printed. The name in Fraktur, printed in red ink, is in the center of the document. Above it are woodcut prints of two sailing vessels in square frames and a decorative border. Below the name is a winged angel head. It is flanked by two oval frames that hold coats of arms depicting a person with a walking stick and a crown. On the sides are a lyre with two crossed trumpets and vines. See FLP 418 for a related document with the name Johann Wilhelm Hoffmann printed on it and the date 1750.
The woodcut of the lyre with crossed trumpets was used by Christoph Saur on a 1740 book of sermons by George Whitefield. Further linking this document to Saur is the use of both the lyre woodcut and a floral woodcut on the Johann Wilhelm Hoffman document that also appears on other Saur imprints.
Anna \ Maria Hoffmännin \
Karl J. R. Arndt and Reimer C. Eck, eds., The First Century of German Language Printing in the United States of America (Göttingen: Niedersächsische Staats-und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen, 1989), vol. 1, pp. 10-13.
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