Item No: frk00417
Title: Drawing for Anna Maria Hoffmann
Laid paper; ink
Anna \ Maria Hoffmännin \
Rare Book Department
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.
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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[Christoph Saur (1693-1758)] - Printer/Publisher