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Bookbinding, Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, 1550

Plantijn, Christoffel (boekbinder/bookbinder)
year: 1550

type: boekband
detail: nee
dimensions: afmetingen onbekend
related persons: Plantijn, Christoffel
related terms: boekbanden goudstempeling mauresken kalfsleer
period: 16e eeuw
F: Bindkunst

contents: Binding of brown calf , gold-tooled and painted with enamel paint in various colours. Christopher Plantin, born around 1520 in France, began his career as a bookbinder and achieved great professional fame. Around 1550 he introduced gold-tooling in Antwerp, a technique he had learned in Paris and which was also to be applied on a large scale in the Northern Netherlands. In 1555, when an accident made binding impossible for him, Plantin started printing books.

source: Ludovicus ab Avila et Zunniga. - Commentariorum de bello Germanico, à Carlo V. [...] gesto, libri duo. - Antwerpen: in aedib. Ioan. Steelsii, 1550
available in: Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Den Haag 1708 D 41

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