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MEET PLANTIN

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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.

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HUMANIST Plantin is convinced of the social relevance of books. He befriends scientists from all over Europe.

TYPE STORE

CORRECTOR’S ROOM

HUMANISTS ROOM

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JUSTUS LIPSIUS ROOM

STOREROOM

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OFFICE

HOUSE ’T VOSKEN

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HOUSE THE WOODEN COMPASSES

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PRINTER Plantin is a printer with a well-established reputation. The quality of his printing is unequalled.

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BACK SHOP

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SHOP

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PRINTING OFFICE

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BIG DRAWING ROOM

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SMALL DRAWING ROOM

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STAIRCASE

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18TH CENTURY DINING ROOM

BOOKSHELVES WITH VISITOR GUIDE SHOP

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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

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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

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An Italian look at the Netherlands Guicciardini

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The First atlas Ortelius

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18TH CENTURY DRAWING ROOM

ON MAN, POWER AND SOCIETY

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MANUSCRIPTS

Flowers drawn to nature Dodoens

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SCIENCE IN FULL GEAR

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COLLECTION IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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BEDROOM

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A new medicinal book Coudenberg

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RELIGIOUS WORKS

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Twelve-meter-long funeral procession of Emperor Charles V

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Plantin’s most beautiful luxury bible

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PLANTIN THE PUBLISHER

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OLD LAGUAGES, NEW LANGUAGES

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SMALL LIBRARY

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BIG LIBRARY

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The Royal Bible in five languages Montanus

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WORKSHOP

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STAIRCASE

FOUNDRY

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