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He probably left Nuremberg with one of Koberger's book-delivery convoys bound for the warehouse in Frankfurt a relatively safe means of transport, since it would have been led by a Fuhrmann and escorted by armed guards. In Diirer's day, solitary travelers were highly vulnerable to robber^' and personal injur}' perpetrated by renegade knights and bandits in the forests and country-side to the west of Nuremberg, and even the most idealistic young journeyman would have hesitated to graphs and other him as well with official letters of introduction to — convoys traveled travel alone.

The very fact that the opportunity for this investment was offered to him is an indication of the high regard in which he ish guilder was held. No signed common were work by in the case a late the elder Diirer has survived — a situation all too of even the greatest goldsmiths, for gold objects medieval form of savings account for their owners, and, in most cunningly wrought works were not immune from being converted to ready cash by the simple expedient of melting them down for coinage. Documents show that Diirer the Elder was frequently given commissions for the church of St.

In Diirer's day, solitary travelers were highly vulnerable to robber^' and personal injur}' perpetrated by renegade knights and bandits in the forests and country-side to the west of Nuremberg, and even the most idealistic young journeyman would have hesitated to graphs and other him as well with official letters of introduction to — convoys traveled travel alone. Since Koberger's internals, it would even have been at regularly possible for his scheduled godson to make one or more lengthv stops en route, resuming his westward journey after several he months at the time of a later shipment.

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