Typograaf is the Dutch word for Typographer.
Although it is something completely new - and even revolutionary - the system we present here has a long history. It started twenty years ago as a simple collection of images. These were used to identify printers of anonymous publications (i.e. publications without the name of the author or the publisher).
A collection of photocopies became in time a collection of digitized images. From 2009 on these were published on the internet as loosely organized collection of albums: printer by printer, town by town, country by country. Little or no effort was put in the collection of metadata. The quality of the images changed with the quality of the cameras we used over the years.
Users of the current system will note that the image quality differs and so do the metadata that accompany the images. In time we will make changes to make the quality of the images and the metadata uniform.
A collection of printed materials from the period 1450 to 1800 in high resolution.
There are currently 35197 items, and the collection is extended daily, Deo volente.
The items are being catalogued according to the associated printer as a work in progress.