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Last NameAmman / also spelled incorrectly Amann or Ammann    
Given NameJost / Jobst    
alt. NamesJ. A. ; Jos / Jobst / Ammon / monograms IA , IAG and IAGVZ ;     
Marriage1: Barbara (15xx-1xxx) in 1574 ; 2: Elisabeth, née Schwarz (15xx-1xxx) in 1586    
Children2 sons and 2 daughters    
Year born1539 in Zurich    
Year died1591    
Place of deathNuremberg    
Father's occupationprofessor of Classics and Logic Johann Jakob Amman (1xxx-1xxx), member of the dome chapter     
RelativesElisabeth Egger (1xxx-1xxx) (mother) ; goldsmith Josua Amman (1xxx-1xxx) (brother) ;    
Educationtrained as a glas painter ; learned xylography and etching from Virgil Solis (1xxx-1xxx) ;    
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forJulius Spital Würzburg ; Aurelius Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (Paracelsus): Der grosse Wundartzney das Erst Buch (1535) ; ->Wenzel Jamnitzer: Perspectiva corporum regularium (Nuremberg 1567/68); Jacob Ruffen: Hebammen Buch, Ffm 1580; alchemist & physician Leonhard Thurneiser (1531-1596): Historia und Beschreibung influentischer, elementischer u. natürlicher Wirkungen, Berlin 1578; Historia sive descriptio plantarum omnius, ibid.    
Patronage    
CollaboratorsVirgil Solis ; publisher Sigmund Feyerabend ; Ludwig Ringler ; ->Hans Bocksberger ; -> Hermann Ring ;    
Techniquesanatomical and medical drawing, painting, engraving, and xylography    
Sample(s)http://digital.slub-dresden.de/werkansicht/dlf/12830/19/cache.off ;    
Archival sourcesStadtbibliothek Munich ;    
Published sourcesAKL 3 1992: 246 ; ThB 1 1907: 410; Choulant 1858: 91 ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Ehring 1989: 42f. ; J. Büttner & B.T. Moran in Valleriani (2017): 120 & 394 ; Falk 2004: 211 & 222 ; Paul Leeman-van Elck: Der Buchschmuck in Konrad Gessners naturgeschichtlichen Werken (Bern 1935) & Der Schweizer Sammler und Familienforscher 8 (1934): 180-5, 212-8, 246-53, 290-8, esp. 294 ;    
otherFurther Place of Activity: Switzerland; engraved Wentzels "Messcheibe".    
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