Jost Amman (1539-1591) was a prolific maker of images as artist and engraver, often clustered in almost encylopedic structures. He was born in Zurich and in 1560 moved to Frankfurt. Admirable is his Book of Trades published in 1568, of the jobs that exist in Society, each image with a piece of verse by Hans Sachs. Another encyclopedic enterprise is the Panoplia Omnium Liberalium Mechanicarum et Sedentariarum Artium Genera Continens, containing 115 plates. Amman is one of the few artists of his time who could choreograph huge crowd scenes in small working surfaces, measuring in the case of the Biblical images above 125 x 10 cms. The original binding has been broken and the plates cut down to the platemarks, then remounted. Subjects illustrated above include The Creation; Adam and Eve; Cain and Abel; the Flood; Noah's Ark; The Drunkeness of Noah; Samson in the Temple; David and Goliath; Jonah and the Whale;and St.John and his symbolic attribute the Eagle.

For a useful list of some of Amman's published work

on the Yale University Library website