'A Gest of Robin Hood'

Download this image

More from this collection

Support Pastpin!

Where: Ernest van Dijckkaai 3, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: 17 August 2004

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
A Gest of Robin Hood: Woodcut of Robin Hood from a tract called ‘Here begynneth a gest of Robyn Hode’, probably printed in Antwerp between 1510 and 1515. This woodcut is the oldest known likeness of Robin Hood.

This particular image/extract from a book was not printed by 'Chepman & Myllar Prints' but by other printers, which were then bound with the Chepman & Myllar Prints' in the same single volume for over 200 years, pp.197-220 in the volume.
The only known copies of nine of the earliest books printed in Scotland are known as ‘The Chepman & Myllar Prints.’ They were produced in or about 1508 on Scotland’s first printing press, established in Edinburgh (in what is now the Cowgate) by Walter Chepman and Androw Myllar. Chepman, an Edinburgh merchant, provided the money. Myllar, an Edinburgh bookseller who had previously been involved with printing in France, brought with him experience in the book trade. The ‘The Chepman & Myllar Prints’ were originally produced, as far as can be told, as separate items.
More ....


Owner: National Library of Scotland
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 14136
robinhood chepmanmyllarprints edinburgh nls firstscottishbooks drawing woodcut

Add Tags