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    General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, 1563--67. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1563

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Christopher Plantin and Jan Moretus I, 1579--1590. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantin, Christophe - Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1591

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, 1597--1617. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Jan II - Moretus, Balthasar - Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1597

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    The Royal Bible. Missal. Accounts of the King of Spain, 1568--1578. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1568

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Jan Moretus I, 1572--1581. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1572

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    Emblems: With Many Images from Ancient Works; by Ján Sambucus of Tyrnavia in Pannonia.
    Emblemata: Cvm Aliqvot Nvmmis Antiqvi Operis, Ioannis Sambvci Tirnaviensis Pannonii
    Emblemata: Cvm Aliqvot Nvmmis Antiqvi Operis (Emblems: with many images from ancient works) is by the notable Slovak poet, polymath, publisher, collector, and university professor Ján Sambucus (also known as János Zsámboki, 1531-84). Born in Trnava (also referred to as Tyrnavia) in western Slovakia, Sambucus was considered to be the outstanding humanistic personality of Central Europe. He maintained contacts with many European scholars, with...
    • Contributor: Zsámboki, János - Plantin, Christophe
    • Date: 1564

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Jan Moretus I, 1591--1602. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Jan I
    • Date: 1591

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    Theater of the World.
    Théâtre de l'Univers
    The Flemish scholar and geographer Abraham Ortelius (1527--98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. Containing 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary, it is considered the first true atlas in the modern sense: a collection of uniform map sheets and accompanying text bound to form a book for which copper printing plates were specifically engraved....
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1587

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    Drafts of Letters Sent by Balthasar Moretus I, 1598--1607. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Moretus, Balthasar
    • Date: 1598

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    General Ledger, 1590--1599. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1590

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    General Ledger, 1600--1608. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West. Shown here...
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1600

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    General Ledger, Signed D., 1590--1614. The Officina Plantiniana, also known as the Plantin Press or Plantijnse Drukkerij, was established in Antwerp in 1555 by Christopher Plantin (1520--89), the greatest typographer and printer-publisher of his day. The Officina grew to become the largest printing and publishing house in Europe and helped to make Antwerp, along with Venice and Paris, one of the most important centers of printing in the West....
    • Contributor: Plantijnse Drukkerij
    • Date: 1590

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    Hieroglyphs: Commentaries on the Sacred Letters of the Egyptians and Other Peoples.
    Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis commentarii
    Hieroglyphica by the Italian humanist Pierio Valeriano (1477--1560), also known by the Latinized version of his name, Pierius Valerianus, is the first modern study of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Originally published in Basel, Switzerland, in 1556, the book became very popular in Europe. It was reprinted in the 16th and 17th centuries and translated from the original Latin into French and Italian. This Latin edition was...
    • Contributor: Valeriano, Pierio - Horapollo
    • Date: 1602

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    Pervviae avriferae regionis typvs / La Florida / auctore Hieron. Chiaues ; Gvastecan reg.
    Florida | Guastecan reg. | Gvastecan reg. | Peruuiae auriferae regionis typus
    "Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) was a Flemish engraver and businessman who traveled widely to pursue his commercial interests. In 1560 he became interested in scientific geography during a voyage with Gerardus Mercator. Ortelius's major work, Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world), was published in Antwerp in 1570, at the threshold of the golden age of Dutch cartography. Theatrum presented the world in its component...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hurtado De Mendoza, Diego - Chaves, Geronimo - Plantin, Christophe
    • Date: 1584
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    Loftie Hours. This mid-15th-century illuminated book of hours is written entirely in Dutch on fine parchment and is remarkable for its 18 grisaille miniatures. This technique, wherein the figures are modeled primarily in a gray wash, became a favorite in the Netherlands. The hand behind the miniatures in this manuscript has been identified with one of a group of artists known as the Masters of the...
    • Contributor: Masters of the Delft Grisailles
    • Date: 1450
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    The Special Features of Antarctic France, Otherwise Called America, and of Several Lands and Islands Discovered in Our Time.
    Les singvlaritez de la France Antarctiqve, avtrement nommée Amerique, & de plusieurs Terres & Isles decouuertes de nostre temps
    André Thevet (1516-92) was a Franciscan friar who traveled widely and, through his writings, helped to establish cosmographie-as geography was called at the time-as a science in 16th-century France. After making trips to Africa and the Middle East in the 1540s, he was appointed chaplain to the expedition of Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon, which set out from Le Havre in May 1555 to establish...
    • Contributor: Thevet, André
    • Date: 1558
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