3 FA M I LY M A N Plantin is the forefather of nine generations of printers. He is married to Jeanne Rivière and together they have five daughters. 5 ENTREPENEUR Plantin is a business man with international contacts. He trades in books, prints, maps and lace.
Through labour and perseverance is Plantin’s motto.
Seneca painted by Rubens.
Plantin painted by Rubens.
8 M A NAG E R Plantin is in charge of a huge company. The agreements with his labourers are written down, black on white.
These are the two oldest surviving printing presses in the world.
HUMANIST Plantin is convinced of the social relevance of books. He befriends scientists from all over Europe.
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HOUSE THE WOODEN COMPASSES
PRINTER Plantin is a printer with a well-established reputation. The quality of his printing is unequalled.
BIG DRAWING ROOM
SMALL DRAWING ROOM
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18TH CENTURY DINING ROOM
BOOKSHELVES WITH VISITOR GUIDE SHOP
BIG DRAWING ROOM
TEN MASTERPIECES F ROM T H E PLANTINIAN P U B L I S H I NG HOU S E T H AT S H A P E D T H E WOR L D
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Latin classics Lipsius
The First Dutch Dictionary Kiliaan
A selection form our rich collections.
Bible printed with original lead characters owned by Joannes Gutenberg.
From letter design to cast type.
Top-notch precious old prints.
Arithmetics with decimal numbers Stevin 27
An Italian look at the Netherlands Guicciardini
The First atlas Ortelius
18TH CENTURY DRAWING ROOM
ON MAN, POWER AND SOCIETY
Flowers drawn to nature Dodoens
SCIENCE IN FULL GEAR
COLLECTION IN THE SPOTLIGHT
A new medicinal book Coudenberg
Twelve-meter-long funeral procession of Emperor Charles V
Plantinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful luxury bible
PLANTIN THE PUBLISHER
OLD LAGUAGES, NEW LANGUAGES
The Royal Bible in five languages Montanus
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