Schön Neues Modelbuch

Designer Johann Sibmacher German
Publisher Balthasar Caymox Netherlandish, German

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Designed by Johann Sibmacher, German, active 1590-1611, published by Caimox, Nürmberg.
Illustrated title signed CM and Jo. Sibmacher, 7 pages of text surrounded by decorative borders, and 35 pages of designs for weaving, embroidery, and cut-linen.
According to Lotz two editions appeared of which this is the second. The first edition appeared in 1597, but with 8 pages of squared rulings. This is the first copper plate German pattern book. Note that Sibmacher has signed the title. In the left corner, however, the monogram CM is close to that of Christoph Murer reproduced in Nagler monog. II.146.393. Comparision with the title of Jobin's book (L.27) shows that the title of this book is based on Jobin's woodcut one. Lotz discusses Jobin's title on p. 80 of the "Bibliographis". It had been attributed to Murer but Lotz disagrees and says that it is in the style of Tobias Stimmer. 39 leaves, plates numbered 1-35 (should have 40 leaves). The last page of the poem is missing (supplied from Berlin copy). Sibmacher apparently composed it and he tells in it that he invented the patterns. See additional notes at back of book. Bound in white vellum.

Schön Neues Modelbuch, Johann Sibmacher (German, active 1590–1611), Etching

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