The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium honouring the famous printers Christoffel Plantijn and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, Plantin Press, at the Friday Market.
In 1876 Edward Moretus sold the company to the city of Antwerp. One year later the public could visit the living areas and the printing presses. In 2002 the museum was nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2005 it was finally put on this list. It is the first, and as yet only, museum on the list.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum possesses an exceptional collection of typographical material. Not only does it house the two oldest surviving printing presses in the world and complete sets of dies and matrices, it it also has an extensive library, a richly decorated interior and the entire archives of the Plantin business.
Karen Bowen and Dirk Imhof. Christopher Plantin and Engraved Book Illustrations in Sixteenth-Century Europe.(Book review)
Sep 22, 2010; Karen Bowen and Dirk Imhof. Christopher plantin and Engraved Book Illustrations in Sixteenth-Century Europe. Cambridge:...
John Lane. Early Type Specimens in the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Annotated Descriptions of the Specimens to ca. 1850 (Mostly from the Low Countries and France) with Preliminary Notes on the Typefoundaries and Printing Offices.(Book review)
Sep 22, 2005; John Lane. Early Type Specimens in the plantin-Moretus Museum, Annotated Descriptions of the Specimens to ca. 1850 (Mostly...