Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nuremberg Scribe

UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 a


UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 c


UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 b


UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 d


UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 e


UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571 f


UCB 021 - Stephan Brechtel - 1571


Plimpton MS 300 - Stephan Brechtel


Plimpton MS 300 - Stephan Brechtel a


Plimpton MS 300 - Stephan Brechtel b


BSB Cod.icon. 390 - Wappenbuch


portrait of Nuremberg and Bamburg calligrapher, stephan brechtel

[portrait by Tobias Stimmer; alternative source]


Stephan Brechtel the Elder (1523 - 1574) was a mathematician by primary occupation but was also a gunsmith, globe, sundial and surveying equipment maker/decorator and he trained in the art of calligraphy in Nuremberg under the scribe, Johann Neudörfer. He was active in his native Bamberg and Leipzig, as well as Nuremberg, where he was a town councillor, and considered himself to be a pious scientist.

Images from three Stephan Brechtel manuscripts are seen above:

4 comments :

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mystes.org said...

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peacay said...

Thanks very much. I can't play with it for a couple of days - gone rural at the mo' and on a borrowed ffox-less machine. But that will make a h.u.g.e difference to negotiating the BM site. Cheers!

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