Monday, 24 April 2017

Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex

This house-museum is associated with the history of the invention and spread of typography.

Plantin-Moretus Museum
This postcard was sent by João

The Plantin-Moretus Museum (DutchPlantin-Moretusmuseum) is a printing museum in AntwerpBelgium which focuses on the work of the 16th century printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, the Plantin Press, at the Vrijdagmarkt (Friday Market) in Antwerp.
The printing company was founded in the 16th century by Christophe Plantin, who obtained type from the leading typefounders of the day in Paris. Plantin was a major figure in contemporary printing with interests in humanism; his eight-volume, multi-language Plantin Polyglot Bible with Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Syriac texts was one of the most complex productions of the period. - in: wikipedia

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