The Plantin Press Online

Subject: History

The Plantin Press Online aims to provide in-depth bibliographical information on all editions printed and published by Christophe Plantin (c. 1520–1589) in Antwerp and by his printing office in Leiden until his death on 1 July 1589. It includes references to his typographical material, woodblocks, copperplates, his correspondence, and the Plantin archives in Antwerp, as well as existing copies, bibliographical works, links to digital reproductions, and recent research. Based on the extensive six-volume printed edition compiled by Leon Voet in collaboration with Jenny Voet-Grisolle (Amsterdam, 1980–1983), this open-access research tool incorporates the latest bibliographical findings as well as additions and corrections to the print edition.  

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GABRIAS

(9 words)

See: Aesopus, Fabulae Graecae…, 1567 (no. cp012845).
Date: 2023-07-25

GALLE, Philip

(154 words)

Antwerp engraver and important print seller. Haarlem, 1537 - Antwerp, 12 March 1612. Master in the Antwerp Guild of St. Luke in 1570. A close friend of Plantin, he often worked together with the typographer. On Galle's work described below, see especially the detailed study of B.A. Vermaseren, 'De Antwerpse graveur Filips Galle en zijn kroniekje over de opstand (1579)' in De Gulden Passer, 35, 1957, pages 139-147. Other bibliographical references in L. Voet, The Golden Compasses, I, page 368. cp010457: Een cort verhael van de gedincweerdichste saken…in de XVII Provincien va…
Date: 2023-07-25

GALLUS, Gaius Cornelius

(6 words)

See: Catullus.
Date: 2023-07-25

GALLUS, Gaius Cornelius

(45 words)

Roman poet and politician. Born c. 69 B.C. in Forum Iulii (Fréjus); died 26 B.C. The elegiac poems reproduced in the Plantin-editions of 1560 and 1569 are falsely attributed to him - as pointed out by Theodorus Pulmannus in the 1569-publication.
Date: 2023-07-25

GAMBARA, Laurentius

(41 words)

Italian humanist. Brescia, c. 1496 - Rome, 1586. A protégé of Cardinal Alexander Farnese. cp012748: Poemata, 1569. cp010371: Precationes ad Deum, 1572. cp010338: Ad Deum gratiarum actio pro victoria de Turcis habita, 1572. cp011402: Rerum sacrarum liber, 1577.
Date: 2023-07-25

GAMBRIVIUS, H. Conradinus

(12 words)

See: Rantzovius, Epigrammatum historicus liber, 1581 (no. cp011779).
Date: 2023-07-25

GAMERIUS (VAN GAMEREN), Hannardus

(119 words)

Humanist born in Hemert (bishopric of Liège). Licentiate in medicine (at the University of Louvain?). Taught Greek at the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria (from 1564). In the first half of 1568 he returned to Louvain, to become later 'praefectus' of the Latin school at Tongres and (as such mentioned in 1571) professor at Harderwijk. He sided in 1576-78 with Don Juan of Austria. The place and date of his death are unknown. Cf. Biographie Nationale [de Belgique], 7, 1880, Columns 471-472; Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek, 8, 1930, Columns 582-583; H. de Vocht, History of the …
Date: 2023-07-25

GARCIA, Joannes

(6 words)

See: Garsia, Joannes.
Date: 2023-07-25

GARETIUS (GARET), Joannes

(68 words)

Brabant theologian. Born in Louvain, c. 1499. Priest at the Convent of St. Martin of the Order of St. Augustinus at Louvain; later rector of the women convent of Mishagen at Ekeren (near Antwerp). Died at the Convent of St. Martin, Louvain, 21 January 1571. Cf. Biographie Nationale [de Belgique], 7, 1880, Columns 489-490. cp013424: Mortuos vivorum precibus adiuvari ex sanctis patribus assertio, 1565.
Date: 2023-07-25

GARIBAY Y ZAMALLOA, Esteban de

(149 words)

Spanish historian. Mondragon (Guypuzcoa), 1525 - Valladolid, 1593. Librarian of Philip II for some years and historiographer of the King in 1563, he started working on his monumental History of Spain in 1556. To supervise its printing in the Officina Plantiniana, he came personally to Antwerp (1570-1571). On the historian's stay in Antwerp with details from Garibay's own account of the journey, see E. Gossart, 'Le chroniqueur Garibay chez Plantin' in Le Bibliophile belge, 11, 1876, pages 281-287 (data compiled by Gossart from the last volume of Garibay's collection o…
Date: 2023-07-25

GARSIA (GARCIA), Joannes

(47 words)

Spanish humanist. In 1588-89 licentiate and professor in Latin at the College of St. Laurentius in the Royal Library of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Cf. Palau y Dulcet, 6, 1953, page 64. cp013141: Expositio rerum gestarum in concertatione grammatica Philippi III, 1588.
Date: 2023-07-25

GAUCQUIER, Alardus de

(7 words)

See: Nuceus, Alardus.
Date: 2023-07-25

GEERTS, Joannes

(91 words)

Author of the two New Year's greetings mentioned below, in which he styles himself as 'summus philosophus, rhetor, astrologus, astronomus, physiognomista, chiromantista, alchimista, etc. et nomine custos memoriae celeberrimi Senatus Brabantiae'. This last quality is in the French text translated as 'de nom garde de la memoire du tresrenommé Senat de Brabant', in the Dutch text as 'bewaerder vande memorie inden seer weerdighen ende vermaerden Rade van Brabandt'. cp011131: Apophoreta sive strenae…(addressed to Archduke Mathias of Austria), 1580. cp010140: Apophoreta sive st…
Date: 2023-07-25

GELDENHAUER (GELDENHOUWER), Gerardus

(7 words)

See: Pirckheimerus, Bilibaldus.
Date: 2023-07-25

GEMISTUS PLETHON, Georgius

(48 words)

Byzantine scholar, c. 1355 - c. 1450. A native of Constantinople he visited Western Europe when about 15 years old. On his return he settled in Mistra. In 1438-39 he attended the Council of Florence. cp012818: Eclogarum libri duo, [edited by Gulielmus Canterus], 1575.
Date: 2023-07-25

GEMISTUS PLETHON, Georgius

(7 words)

See: Stobaeus, Joannes.
Date: 2023-07-25

GEMMA FRISIUS

(8 words)

See: Apianus Petrus (no. cp011050).
Date: 2023-07-25

GEMMA (JEMME), Cornelius

(150 words)

Brabant physician and astronomer. Son of the famous Gemma Frisius. Louvain, 28 February 1535 - 12/13 October 1578 or 1579. He studied at the University of Louvain, is mentioned for the first time as 'medicus' in 1561, and became doctor in medicine on 23 May 1570. Professor of medicine in the Louvain University in 1569. Cf. F. Van Ortroy, Bio-bibliographie de Gemma Frisius, fondateur de l'école belge de géographie, de son fils Corneille et de ses neveux les Arsenius, Brussels, 1920 (reprinted: Amsterdam, 1966); H. de Vocht, History of the Foundation and the Rise of the Collegium Tr…
Date: 2023-07-25

Genealogiae praecipuarum aliquot…familiarum…liber sextus, 1583

(201 words)

Record ID cp011644 Voet reference number 1326 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:3247719 Author HEVITER) HEUTERUS (DE HUYTER Title page transcription GENEALOGIAE ‖ PRÆCIPVARVM ‖ ALIQVOT E GALLIA ‖ FRANCICA, AC BELGICA ‖ FAMILIARVM, ‖ DE QVIBVS IN PRÆCEDENTI ‖ HISTORIA MAXIME AGITVR, AC ‖ ad eius intelligentiam plurimùm ‖ conducentes. ‖ LIBER SEXTVS, ‖ Auctore Ponto Heutero Delfio. ‖ ⊕ 28 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini. ‖ M.D.LXXXIII. Collation Folio (318 × 214): †⁶, A-O⁶, P⁲, Q⁴; pages [1-12], 1-99, [100] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank [3-6]: Ad…
Date: 2023-07-25

Geographica et historica Herodoti quae Latine Mela exscripsit, [edited by Andreas Schottus], 1582

(174 words)

Record ID cp013239 Voet reference number 2083 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:3250331 Author POMPONIUS MELA Title page transcription GEOGRAPHICA ‖ ET HISTORICA ‖ HERODOTI, ‖ Quæ Latinè MELA exscripsit, ‖greek:παραλλήως concinnata, ‖ AB ‖ AND. SCHOTTO ANTVERPIANO ‖ Græcarum literarum in Academia ‖ Toletana doctore. ‖ ⊕ 33 ‖ ANTVERPIAE, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini. ‖ M.D.LXXXII. Collation 4⁰ [157]: A-C⁴, D⁲; pages 1-28 Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title[2]: Blank3-6: Cl. V. Iacobo Schotto Franc. F. patricio Antverpiano D. de Boutersem et R.P. Antve…
Date: 2023-07-25
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