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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Naaman. Comoedia sacra et nova, 1581

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Record ID cp012665 Voet reference number 2190 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:1100169 Author SCHOON SCHONAEUS (SCONAEUS Title page transcription NAAMAN ‖ COMOEDIA SACRA, ‖ ET NOVA, ‖ Auctore Cornelio Schonæo Goudano ‖ Gymnasiarcha Harlemensi. ‖ ⊕ 29 ‖ ANTVERPIÆ, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij. ‖ M.D.LXXXI. Collation 8⁰ (160 × 100): A-D⁸; pages 1-63, [64] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Blank 3: Ad Cornelium Schonaeum in patriae laudem acrostichis Hadriani Iunii (italic type) 3-4: Ad eundem in argumentum comoediae (italic type) 5-8: …
Date: 2023-07-25


(20 words)

See: Ovidius, 1566-1567 (nos. 1845-1848), 1575 (nos. 1849-1851), 1578 (nos. 1852-1854), 1582-1583 (nos. 1855-1857), 1588 (nos. 1858-1859).
Date: 2023-07-25


(5 words)

See: Poetae,no. cp012623.
Date: 2023-07-25


(7 words)

See: Azpilcueta, Martinus ab.
Date: 2023-07-25

NAVIÈRES, Charles de

(99 words)

French professional soldier and poet. Sedan, 3 May 1544 - Paris, 15 November 1616. He was for some time in the service of the Prince of Orange. A Huguenot, he was converted to Catholicism in 1616, the year of his death, shortly after settling in Paris. Cf. Dictionnaire des lettres françaises publié sous la direction de Mgr. G. Grente. Le seizième siècle, 1951, pages 535-536; A. Cioranesco, Bibliographie de la littérature française du seizième siècle, 1959, pages 524-525. cp012416: Les cantiques saints, mis en vers françois, 1579. cp011745: Harangue militaire au nom du Pays-Bas, [1…
Date: 2023-07-25

2161 N.B.: no. 2161 has been deleted

(41 words)

Record ID cp013316 Voet reference number 2161 Museum Plantin-Moretus Uniform title RUYGH-BEWERP VANDE REDENKAVELING Title page transcription Collation Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages Edition information Copies Bibliographical references Online bibliographical references Further reading
Date: 2023-07-25

Nederduitse orthographie, 1581

(318 words)

Record ID cp012412 Voet reference number 1327 Museum Plantin-Moretus Author HEVITER) HEUTERUS (DE HUYTER Title page transcription NEDERDVITSE ‖ ORTHOGRAPHIE, ‖ Dat is: ‖ Maniere houmen opreht Nederduits spelle nende ‖ schriven zal / niet alleen nut ende nootelic die op= ‖ recht begeren te schriven / maer al die zulx de ‖ ioincheit zouken te leren ‖ By een vergaert door Pontus de Heuiter van ‖ Delft / Canonic van Gorinchem. ‖ ⊕ 29 ‖ T'ANTWERPEN, ‖ By Christoffel Plantijn. ‖ M.D. LXXXI. Collation 8º [129]: A-G⁸; pages 1-111 (= for 109), [110-112] (Errors: 8 ?, 31 and 80 not numbered, 111 for 109) Fin…
Date: 2023-07-25

Nehemias. De instauratione Hierosolymae comoedia sacra, 1570

(244 words)

Record ID cp010222 Voet reference number 2188 Museum Plantin-Moretus c:lvd:1100168 Author SCHOON SCHONAEUS (SCONAEUS Title page transcription NEHEMIAS. ‖ DE INSTAVRATIONE ‖ HIEROSOLYMÆ ‖ COMOEDIA ‖ SACRA. ‖ Auctore Cornelio Sconæo ‖ Goudano. ‖ ⊕ 20 ‖ ANTVERPIAE, ‖ Ex Officina Christophori Plantini. ‖ M.D.LXX. Collation 8⁰ [131]: A-D⁸; pages 1-59, [60-64] Fingerprint Number of sheets Pages [1]: Title [2]: Privilege (Brussels, 29 November 1569, signed by I. de Langhe) 3-8: Reverendo…D. Ioanni Voccinio Ultraiectino Zilensium virginum apud Harlemenses praesidi Cornel…
Date: 2023-07-25

NEIPIUS, Melchior

(11 words)

See: Erasmus a.o., Adagiorum epitomes, 1566 (no. cp013219).
Date: 2023-07-25


(38 words)

Greek Christian philosopher, c. 390. Besides the fact that he was bishop of Emesa in Syria, nothing is known about his life. cp012862: De natura hominis liber unus, [edited by et translated by Nicasius Ellebodius], 1565.
Date: 2023-07-25


(176 words)

Brabant teacher. With his real name Goverts, but calling himself Nemius (= Van den Bossche), after his Birth-place, 's Hertogenbosch. The years of his birth and death are not known. He became licentiate in Liberal Arts at the University of Cologne in 1541, and led afterwards a rather wandering life. He taught at various Latin schools in the Netherlands. He is mentioned in 1562 among the priests of the St. John Church in 's Hertogenbosch and belonged in the Years '70 to the staff of the Chapter S…
Date: 2023-07-25