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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Variarum lectionum libri III. Leiden, 1585

(274 words)

Record ID cp013355 Voet reference number 1548A Museum Plantin-Moretus Author Justus LIPSIUS (LIPS) Title page transcription IVSTI LIPSI ‖ VARIARVM ‖ LECTIONVM ‖ LIBRI III. ‖ Quos nunc leui manu recensuit. ‖ ⊕ 40 ‖ LVGDVNI BATAVORVM ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini. ‖ CIƆ.IƆ.LXXXV. Collation 4º ([165]): *⁴, AA-PP⁴; pages [1-8], 1-117, [118-120] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank [3-4]: Ad lectorem [5]: Poem by Janus Dousa filius (italic type) [6-8]: Table (on two columns; italic type, parts in roman type) 1-117: Text (parts in italic type and greek type) [118]: …
Date: 2023-07-25

Variarum lectionum libri XV, 1580

(1,086 words)

Record ID cp010046 Voet reference number 1723 Museum Plantin-Moretus Author Marcus Antonius MURETUS (MURET) Title page transcription M. ANTONII ‖ MVRETI ‖ VARIARVM ‖ LECTIONVM ‖ LIBRI XV. ‖ AD ‖ HIPPOLYTVM ESTENSEM, ‖ CARDINALEM, AC PRINCIPEM ‖ ILLVSTRISSIMVM. ‖ ⊕ 29 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij: ‖ M.D.LXXX. Collation 8⁰ [131]: *⁸, **⁴, A-Z⁸, a-c⁸, d⁴; pages [1-24], 1-422, [423-424] (Errors: 9 not numbered, 339 for 139, 162 for 262) Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank [3-8]: M. Antonii Mureti in libros variarum l…
Date: 2023-07-25

Variarum lectionum libri XV. [Leiden], 1586

(318 words)

Record ID cp010064 Voet reference number 1724 Museum Plantin-Moretus Author Marcus Antonius MURETUS (MURET) Title page transcription M. ANT. MVRETI ‖ VARIARVM ‖ LECTIONVM ‖ LIBRI XV. ‖ AD ‖ HIPPOLYTVM ESTENSEM, ‖ CARDINALEM, AC PRINCIPEM ‖ ILLVSTRISSIMVM. ‖ ⊕ 43 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Apud Christophorum Plantinum. ‖ M.D.LXXXVI. Collation 8⁰ [130]: A-Z⁸, a-e⁸; pages 1-325 (= for 425), [426-448] (Errors: 141 for 142, 153 for 161, 163-156-157-166-167-160-161-170-171-164-165-174-175-168-177, 321-324-321-324-325-328-325-328-329-332-329-332-333-336-333-336, …
Date: 2023-07-25

VEGA (DE VEGA), Emmanuel

(44 words)

Portuguese Jesuit. Coimbra, 1548 - Rome, 27 January 1648. Entered the Jesuit Order on 30 July 1568; taught philosophy and theology in Vilna (Lithuania), 1580-1594. Cf. De Backer-Sommervogel, 8, Columns 525-527. cp013111: Assertiones theologicae de augustissimo Eucharistiae sacramento, 1586.
Date: 2023-07-25


(39 words)

Roman author, end 4th century A.D. Bureaucrat in the imperial administration ('comes sacrarum largitionum'), he is known for two treatises: one on the Roman army, De re militari libri quatuor, and one on veterinary science.
Date: 2023-07-25

VEIGA, Thomas a

(38 words)

Portuguese physician, born in Evora; 16th century. Cf. Palau y Dulcet, 26, pages 3-4. cp010631: Tomus primus commentariorum in Claudii Galeni opera, 1564. cp012507: Commentarii in Claudii Galeni libros sex de locis affectis, 1566.
Date: 2023-07-25


(37 words)

Spanish theologian and/or lawyer, 16th century. Cf. Palau y Dulcet, 26, page 40. cp012957: Defensio Toletani statuti a sede apostolica saepe confirmati…, 1573. cp012399: Defensio statuti Toletani a sede apostolica saepe confirmati…, 1575.
Date: 2023-07-25

VELDE, Franciscus VAN DE

(8 words)

See: Sonnius, Franciscus.
Date: 2023-07-25


(77 words)

Flemish theologian. Born in Bruges; died in St. Omer, 1583. Entered the Augustinian Order. Doctor in theology at Louvain in 1571. Banished from Bruges by the Calvinist authorities. cp012571: Een handtboecxken betoonende hoe de crancheyt inden mensche ghecomen is door de sonde…1566. cp012142: Paraphrastica enarratio in Passionem Domini Nostri Iesu Christi quȩ sacro quadragesimo tempore populo solet proponi, 1570. cp012967: Paraphrastica enarratio Evangeliorum quae sacro quadragesimae tempore populo solent proponi, 1570.
Date: 2023-07-25


(8 words)

See: Paulinus (no. cp010202).
Date: 2023-07-25

Venerande domine pastor…, [1576]

(200 words)

Record ID cp012766 Voet reference number 2223 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:3219129 Author Franciscus SONNIUS (VAN DE VELDE; DE CAMPO) Title page transcription [Heading:] VENERANDE DOMINE PASTOR. Collation Broadside (276 × 170) Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages From top to bottom: 1) Heading 2) Text (parts in italic type) 3) Ita decernimus et ordinamus Franciscus Sonnius Episcopus Antwerpien̄: dando singulis qui haec devote peregerint 40. dies de vera indulgentia. (italic type) Edition information Copies Museum Plantin-Moretus- Arch. 1228, folio 146r- R 16.23 [58] Bibliograp…
Date: 2023-07-25

Vera totius medicinae forma, 1588

(341 words)

Record ID cp011468 Voet reference number 2492 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:3222206 Author Carolus WITTESTEYN Title page transcription CAROLI WITTESTEYN, ‖ SEV A PETRA ALBA, ‖ PLACENTINI, ‖ Vera totius Medicinæ forma. ‖ Ad Serenissimum Alexandrum Farnesium, ‖ Placentiæ & Parmæ Ducem, ac Germaniæ ‖ Inferioris Proregem. ‖ ⊕ 21 ‖ ANTVERPIAE, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij. ‖ M.D. LXXXVIII. Collation 8⁰ [131]:*-**⁸, A-Z⁸, a⁸; pages [1-32], 1-367, [368-384] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Privilege (Brussels, 16 November 1587, …
Date: 2023-07-25

Verbodt van niet te dienen onder eenige capiteynen die niet gheadvoueert zijn noch commissie hebben…, 1579

(266 words)

Record ID cp013421 Voet reference number 2029 Museum Plantin-Moretus Author KING OF SPAIN PHILIP II Title page transcription Verbodt vā niet te die- ‖ nen onder eenige Capiteynen die ‖ niet gheaduoueert zijn noch commissie ‖ hebben door sijn Alteze / noch door sijnē ‖ Stadthouder generael den Prince van ‖ Oraingnien / noch door de generaele ‖ Staten. ‖ ⊕ 132 ‖ T'ANTWERPEN, ‖ Bij Christoffel Plantijn / Drucker ‖ der Con. Maiesteyt. ‖ M.D.LXXIX. Collation 8⁰ [158]: A⁲; pages [1-4] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [24]: Text (gothic type) [4]: Privilege (29 April 1578, signe…
Date: 2023-07-25

Vercleringe…vande plunderinge geschiet der stadt van Mechelen, [1572]

(122 words)

Record ID cp012752 Voet reference number 52 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:3181230 Author Duke of Governor-General of the Netherlands ALVA Title page transcription [Heading:] Vercleringe der rechtverdiger saecken vande plunde- ‖ ringe geschiet der stadt van Mechelen. Collation Broadside (420 × 315) Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages From top to bottom: 1) Heading 2) Text (Muizen near Malines, 4 October 1572; gothic type) Edition information Copies Museum Plantin-Moretus- A 2646/I9 Bibliographical references Not in Reulens-de Backer Online bibliographical references Note 1 St…
Date: 2023-07-25


(576 words)

Brabant priest and schoolmaster. Dommelen near Valkenswaard (Noord-Brabant), 1522 - 's Hertogenbosch, 10 November 1598. Magister Artium at Louvain on 28 March 1545. Schoolmaster at the Chapter School of Hilvarenbeek (Noord-Brabant), c. 1550, he became some years later rector of the Thabor Convent in Malines. With the Calvinist rising in 1566 he started an errant life, until in 1582 or 1583 he settled down in's Hertogenbosch. There in 1589 he was appointed canon of the Cathedral Chapter of St. Jan and rector of the Chapter School. Of Verepaeus's numerous writings the Officina Plantinia…
Date: 2023-07-25

Verhael op de quetsure van mijn heer den Prince van Oragnien, [printed by Plantin], 1582

(140 words)

Record ID cp010287 Voet reference number 1926 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:1164494 Uniform title PAMPHLETS Title page transcription VERHAEL ‖ op de Quetsure van ‖ Mijn heer den Prince ‖ van Oragnien. ‖ V. (typographical fleurons) ‖ Ghedruckt int iaer M.D.LXXXII Collation 4⁰ [161]: A-C⁴, D⁲; pages [1-28] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank [3-26]: Text (gothic type, parts in roman type) [27-28]: Blank Edition information Copies Museum Plantin-Moretus- R 16.28 [43]- A 1597 Ghent University Library KB National Library of the Netherlands Bibliographical referen…
Date: 2023-07-25

VERHAER, Franciscus

(6 words)

See: Haraeus, Franciscus.
Date: 2023-07-25

Verisimilium libri tres, 1582

(210 words)

Record ID cp012561 Voet reference number 1283 Museum Plantin-Moretus Author Charles de Cardinal de Lorraine GUISE Title page transcription IANI ‖ GVLIELMII ‖ VERISIMILIVM ‖ LIBRI TRES. ‖ ⊕ 21 ‖ ANTVERPIAE, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini. ‖ M.D.LXXXII. Collation 8º [131]: *⁸, A-G⁸; pages [1-16], 108, [109-112] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank [3-9]: Ad illustrem…dominum Io. Cyriacum L. baronem Polhemium, et Wartenburgicum, etc. Iani Gulielmi Lubecensis praefatio (Cologne, 1 December 1581) [10-11]: In lani Gulielmi verisimilium libros Francis…
Date: 2023-07-25

Vermaninghe gedaen door…d'Artsch-hertoge van Oostenrijck…aen de Generale Staten…, 1579

(239 words)

Record ID cp010358 Voet reference number 1908 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:1079381 Uniform title PAMPHLETS Title page transcription Vermaninghe gedaen ‖ door Mijn-heere d'Artsch-hertoge van ‖ Oostenrijck / Gouuerneur ende Capiteyn gene= ‖ rael vā de Neder-landen / aen de generale Sta= ‖ ten der voorseyder Landen / den elfsten van ‖ April / M.D.LXXIX. ‖ Item de Poincten ende Artijcklen den generalen Sta= ‖ ten voorghehouden door sijne voorseyde Hoogheydt: ‖ Midts-gaders d'Wtsprake van Heer Elbert Leonin ‖ Doctoo…
Date: 2023-07-25

Vermaninghe van d'ondancbaerheyt teghen Godt, alien Christen te schouwen, 1572

(199 words)

Record ID cp011747 Voet reference number 1529 Museum Plantin-Moretus Author Guilielmus Damasi (Damasz[oon]) LINDANUS (VANDER LINDEN) Title page transcription Vermaninghe ‖ van d'Ondanckbaerheyt ‖ teghen Godt / allen Christen ‖ te schouwen. ‖ Waer inne een yeghelijck vermaent wort ‖ om daghelijcx den saligen Apostolischen ‖ Godsdienst der heyligher Missen deuo= ‖ telijck / met alder aendacht oft innicheyt ‖ te hooren: en̄ met Christelijcker bedenc= ‖ ken ernstelijck t'ouerlegghen. ‖ Allen Godtvreesende Christen lie…
Date: 2023-07-25
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