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Printer's Marks of Plantin
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Including coats-of-arms of princes and institutions used as marks in more or less official publications.


The marks are reproduced in their exact dimensions.

2: G. van Havre, Marques typographiques des imprimeurs et libraires anversois, II, 1884, pp. 87-193, reproduced 115 printer's marks of the Plantin Press, including 45 of the time of Plantin himself. His study was so exhaustive that only some minor additions and alterations had to be made: a) Have been added: nos. 1bis, 46, 115, 116; b) The nos. 16 and 18 of van Havre are in fact identical.

3: All these marks are woodcuts,…

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“Printer's Marks of Plantin”, in: The Plantin Press Online. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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