Book/Printed Material General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, 1563--67.

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Title

  • General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, 1563--67.

Summary

  • 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. Shown here is the general business ledger of the press for the period 1563--67, when Plantin had to provide his financial partners with a detailed account of all revenues and expenses related to the operation of his press. The business archives of the Officina are an important source for the study of the book trade in Europe, economic and socioeconomic history, and intellectual developments at an especially turbulent time in the history of Europe and the West. The archives were inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 2001.

Names

  • Plantijnse Drukkerij Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1563 to 1567]

Headings

  • -  Belgium--Flanders--Antwerp
  • -  1563 to 1567
  • -  Account books
  • -  Business records
  • -  Memory of the World
  • -  Plantijnse Drukkerij
  • -  Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589
  • -  Printing
  • -  Publishers and publishing

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Shelfmark: Arch. 4"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 235 folios : paper, modern parchment binding ; 340 x 220 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print Room.
  • -  Content in French.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667925

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Plantijnse Drukkerij Creator. General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, --67. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1567, 1563] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667925/.

APA citation style:

Plantijnse Drukkerij Creator. (1563) General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, --67. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1567] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667925/.

MLA citation style:

Plantijnse Drukkerij Creator. General Business Ledger of the Plantin Press, --67. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1567, 1563] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667925/>.