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A: Marche, Italy, B: Ancona, Marche, Italy

The First Paper Mills in Italy at Fabriano

1279
<p>"Papermaking at Fabriano." Painting by George I. Parrish, Jr. from the series <em><a href="http://library.rit.edu/cary/exhibitions/graphic-communications-through-ages">Graphic Communications Throughout the Ages</a></em> preserved in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology.</p>

"Papermaking at Fabriano." Painting by George I. Parrish, Jr. from the series Graphic Communications Throughout the Ages preserved in the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Paper may have first been manufactured in Fabriano, Italy, as early as 1279 because of Fabriano's proximity to Ancona, a port which enjoyed extensive trade with the Arab world.

Hunter, Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, 2nd ed (1947) 474.

 

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