Christopher Plantin: 500 Years

Christopher Plantin: 500 years

CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN was born 500 years ago this May and is being commemorated by Antwerp’s Plantin-Moretus Museum in a series of exhibitions intended to run through the rest of 2020 (corona volente).

The museum has made available online  and in high-res some 14,000 woodcuts, including those from Plantin’s Biblia sacra (1583), which cover all sorts of subjects ranging from sea monsters to decorative initials via angels and flowers.

View Woodcuts Online >


Also in Belgium are (or will be) three related exhibitions:

Journeying with Plantin through the 16th Century

A Century of Wonder: Knowledge in the 16th Century

Letters from Plantin’.

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