Book/Printed Material Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, 1597--1617.

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Title

  • Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, 1597--1617.

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 a volume containing copies of the letters sent during the years 1576-1617 by Jan Moretus I (1543-1610), his heir Balthasar Moretus I (1574-1641), and Jan Moretus II (1576-1618). Jan Moretus I, the son-in-law of Plantin, inherited and ran the press after Plantin's death. Descendants of the Moretus family continued the business until 1876. The letters are in French, Dutch, Latin, and Spanish. 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

  • Moretus, Balthasar, 1574-1641 Author.
  • Moretus, Jan I, 1543-1610 Author.
  • Moretus, Jan II, 1576-1618 Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1597 to 1617]

Headings

  • -  Belgium--Flanders--Antwerp
  • -  1597 to 1617
  • -  Business records
  • -  Correspondence
  • -  Letters
  • -  Memory of the World
  • -  Plantijnse Drukkerij
  • -  Printing
  • -  Publishers and publishing

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Shelfmark: Arch. 13"--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 169 folios : paper, modern parchment binding ; 370 x 225 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print Room.
  • -  Content in French and Latin and Dutch and Spanish.
  • -  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

  • 2021667931

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Moretus, Balthasar, Author, Jan I Moretus, and Jan Ii Moretus. Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, --1617. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1617, 1597] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667931/.

APA citation style:

Moretus, B., Moretus, J. I. & Moretus, J. I. (1597) Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, --1617. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1617] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667931/.

MLA citation style:

Moretus, Balthasar, Author, Jan I Moretus, and Jan Ii Moretus. Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, --1617. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1617, 1597] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667931/>.