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Renaissance page with fantastic woodcuts from Plantin's Officii B. Mariae Virginis (1572) #4 of 7

Nice 16th century page numbered 301 & 302 from: 

Summarium Constitutionis, et indulgentiarum, ac Decretorum S. D. N. D. PII Papae V.
Super recitatione Officii B. Mariae Virginis.

The Statement of the Constitution, and of indulgences, and of the decrees of Pope Pius V SDND(?)
As for the recitation of the Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

This particular page is from the end of the section titled: 

Officium S. Crucis  Office of the Holy Cross

 

Page #301 has:  'AD SEXTAM. 'At the sixth'  and Hymnus' = 'Hymn'

Page #302 has:  'AD NONAM.'  'At noon' and Hymnus' = 'Hymn'

 

Printed in 1572 by Christophe Plantin, Antwerp Belgium.

Fantastic calligraphy and colors: Saints, bishops, Blessed Virgin Mary, three wise men,etc..

Page is toned, with some staining on lower half.

18.75 x 12.75 cm

 

Christophe Plantin (c. 1520 – 1 July 1589) was an influential Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher.

Plantin was born in France, probably in Saint-Avertin, near the city of Tours, Touraine. As a youth he apprenticed as a bookbinder in Caen and also married there. In 1545, he and his wife, Joanna Riviere, set-up shop in Paris, but after three years they chose to relocate to the booming commercial center of Antwerp, where Plantin became a free citizen and a member of the Guild of St Luke, the guild responsible for painters, sculptors, engravers and printers. The quality of his work as a bookbinder brought him into contact with nobility and wealth. While delivering a prestigious commission he was mistakenly attacked, receiving an arm wound that prevented him from labouring as a bookbinder and led him to concentrate on typography and printing. By 1555, he has his own printshop and is an accomplished printer

Plantin was a prolific printer and prosperous entrepreneur, publishing more than 40 editions of emblem books. His editions of the Bible in Hebrew, Latin and Dutch, his Corpus juris, Latin and Greek classics, and many other works are renowned for their beautiful execution and accuracy. A skillful businessman, by 1575 his printing firm reckoned more than 20 presses and 73 workmen, plus various specialists who did job-work out of their homes.

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