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An Introduction to Printing

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The Spread of Print

By 1471 printing had spread to other cities in what is now Germany (Bamberg, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Cologne, Strasburg), to Switzerland (Basel, Konstanz), Italy (Subiaco, Rome, Venice, Bologna), Spain (Seville) and France (Paris).

By 1480 it had spread to many other cities in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and France, but also to Hungary (Budapest), Poland (Krakow), the Czech Republic (Prague and Breslau), Holland (Deventer, Zwolle, Utrecht, Nijmegen, Gouda, Delft, Hasselt), Belgium (Brussels, Bruges, Leuven, Aalst), and England (London, Oxford, St Albans, and Westminster)

By 1500 printing had spread to almost every part of Europe, including Portugal, Denmark, Austria, and Sweden, and to a large number of other cities and towns in the countries that already had printing established.

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