A century of typographical excellence: Christophe Plantin and the Officina Plantiniana
☞ External linkBegins on: Friday 20 November 2020.Ends on: Saturday 27 February 2021.Location: Paris Related institutions: Bibliothèque Mazarine
The book world celebrates the 5th centenary of the birth of Christophe Plantin (circa 1520-1589). Native of Touraine, trained in bookbinding, he settled about 1549 in Antwerp, which was already a major hub of international commerce. In 1555, he established the foundations of the largest printing company known during the Ancien Régime in Europe.
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