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TIME-TABLE CHRONOLOGICAL (ctnd)
YEAR KEYWORD EVENT
1515 BE Be, Guillaume le, d.1598, punchmaker, matrix maker and typefounder of troyes
1515 MANUTIUS Manutius, year inwhich Manutius died
1516 BIBLE Bible. Johan Froben of Basle published New Testament in Greek
1516 FROBEN Bible. Johan Froben of Basle published New Testament in Greek
1516 WOODCUT, CHIAROSCURO Ugo da Carpi (1480-1532), obtained from the Signoria of Venice the privilege for the chiaroscuro woodcut, which he claimed to have invented, even though none of his woodcuts is dated earlier than 1518.
1516 CARPI, UGO DA (1480-1532), obtained from the Signoria of Venice the privilege for the chiaroscuro woodcut, which he claimed to have invented, even though none of his woodcuts is dated earlier than 1518.
1517 TEUERDANCK Teuerdank for emporer Maximilian published in a type that is considered to be a forerunner of the fraktur type. Book was printed by Hans Schönsperger.
1517 LUTHER Luthers fight against the Roman Catholic church starts. This is considered to be the first revolution of ideas supported by the fast and wide spread of written information thanks to the invention of printing
1520 PLANTIN Plantin, Christopher, d.1589
1521 CAMBRIDGE Cambridge University Press founded.
1522 BIBLE Luther, Melchior Lotter printed the first edition of Luthers' translation of the New Testament
1522 LUTHER Luther, Melchior Lotter printed the first edition of Luthers' translation of the New Testament
1522 LOTTER Luther, Melchior Lotter printed the first edition of Luthers' translation of the New Testament
1523 HOLBEIN Holbein's Dance of Death drawn.
1525 LAURENZIANA Laurenziana. Michelangelo erects building for the Bibliotheca Laurenziana (De Medici collection)
1527 ORTELIUS Ortelius, Abraham, d. 1598, published of Antwerp (original name: Abraham Wortels), cartographer and publisher of maps. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum 1570
1528 FEIERABEND Feierabend, Sigmund, d.1590, woodcutter and typecutter, Heidelberg, Germany
1529 ENCHIRIDION Enchiridion der kleine Catechismus fur die gemeine Pfarher und Prediger, Gemehrt und gebessert durch Mart.Luther, Wittenberg
1529 TORY Tory, Geoffroy Tory's Champleury published in Paris
1530 TORY Tory, Geoffroy, becomes the first royal printer in Paris
1530 CERVANTES Miguel de Cervantes (1513-1616), author of DON QUIXOTE
1531 KRAUSE Krause, Jakob, d.1586. German bookbinder, active in Paris , Augsburg and Dresden
1531 EMBLEMATUM LIBER Emblem Books, the first anthology of emblems was printed in Augsburg by Heinrich Steiner: Emblematum Liber
1534 FRANKFURT Frankfurt Bookfair
1534 BIBLE Luther. First complete Luther bible translation, illustrated, was printed by Hans Lufft at Wittenberg
1534 LUTHER Luther. First complete Luther bible translation, illustrated, was printed by Hans Lufft at Wittenberg
1536 LOTTER Lotter, Melchior, d.1536, printer of Leipzig, friend of Luther
1537 BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONAL France I ordered that all French presses should deliver a copy of every book they printed to the royal library
1538 HOLBEIN Dance of Death with Holbein's illustrations printed in Lyon by Gaspar and Melchior Treschel
1538 HOLBEIN Holbein's Dance of Death published in Lyons
1539 AMMAN Amman. birth Jost Amman
1540 KEERE Keere, Hendrik van den, d.1580. Punchcutter, binder and printer in Ghent, Belgium
1540 PAPER Paper, first papermill in Stockholm
1540 EGERTON Egerton, Sir Thomas, d.1617, founder of one of the oldest private libraries in Britain; in 1917 a large portion of the archives was bought by Henry E. Huntington
1543 VESALIUS Vesalius, Andreas, 'De Humani Corporis Fabrica', anatomical study, published by Johannes Oporinus
1543 MORETUS Moretus, Joannes (Jan Moerentorf), d.1610. Plantin's son in law and successor.
1545 OXFORD UN. LIBRARY Bodley, Sir Thomas, d.1613. Rebuilder of Oxford University Library bearing his name.
1545 GRANJON Granjon, Robert, d.1589, Paris/Lyon, punchcutter and typedesigner
1545 BODLEY Bodley, Sir Thomas, d.1613. Rebuilder of Oxford University Library bearing his name.
1546 FARNESE Farnese. The Farnese Hours manuscript produced in Rome for Alessandro Cardinal Farnese. Presently in the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
1546 ELZEVIER Elzevier, Louis, d.1617, founder of Elzevier Press and publishing office (originally from Louvain, worked with Plantin in Antwerp and later settled in Leyden)
1549 COMMON PRAYER Book of Common Prayer, first complete edition in England.
1550 OXFORD LIBRARY Oxford library plundered by soldiers of Edward VI
1553 MARGUERITE DE FRANCE Marguerite de France, d.1615. Wife of Henry IV of France, important bookcollector amongst others items from library of Duke de Berry
1553 FERRARA Ferrara Bible printed by Abraham ibn Usque
1553 BIBLE, FERRARA Ferrara Bible printed by Abraham ibn Usque
1553 QUEEN MARY'S PSALTER Queen Mary acquired the 14th century psalter (English psalter with 223 tinted drawings). Now in the British Library
1556 GRANJON Civilite, designed by Robert Granjon.
1558 POITIERS, DIANA DE Mistress of Henry II, lobbied succesfully for a passage of an ordinace that required French publishers to present copies of every book they issued to the libraries of Blois and Fontainebleau.
1563 HONDIUS Hondius, Jodocus, d.1612, Dutch map engraver
1569 PLANTIN Plantin, Polyglot Bible
1569 BIBLE, POLYGLOT Plantin, Polyglot Bible
1569 POLYGLOT Polyglot Bible, printed by Plantin between 1569 and 1572 for Philip II of Spain
1570 THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM Ortelius. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, famous atlas by Abraham Ortelius
1570 BINDING Fanfare, until 1640, book cover decoration developed in France (interlacing ribbons)
1570 FANFARE Fanfare, until 1640, book cover decoration developed in France (interlacing ribbons)
1571 BLAEU Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, d.1638. Map engraver, bookseller, printer of Amsterdam
1571 UTRECHT PSALTER Cotton, Sir Robert, d.1631. famous London manuscript collector, one of the early owners of the Utrecht Psalter
1580 JANNON Jannon, Jean, d.1658, Geneva, punchcutter, typefounder and printer, worked in Sedan, France.
1584 WAGONER Wagoner. Publication of 'Spegel der Zeevaerdt' printed in Leyden by Plantin, seecharts by Waghenaer. From his name was the term Wagoner for seecharts derived
1584 BINDING Ruette, Mace, d.1644, Parisian master binder and court binder
1584 RUETTE Ruette, Mace, d.1644, Parisian master binder and court binder
1584 PLANTIN Wagoner. Publication of 'Spegel der Zeevaerdt' printed in Leyden by Plantin, seecharts by Waghenaer. From his name was the term Wagoner for seecharts derived
1584 SPIEGEL DER ZEEVAERDT Wagoner. Publication of 'Spiegel der Zeevaerdt' printed in Leyden by Plantin, seecharts by Waghenaer. From his name was the term Wagoner for seecharts derived
1584 WAGHENAER Wagoner. Publication of 'Spegel der Zeevaerdt' printed in Leyden by Plantin, seecharts by Waghenaer. From his name was the term Wagoner for seecharts derived
1589 PLANTIN Plantin's death
1590 CATHACH Cathach Psalter, attributed to St.Columba, Irish manuscript.
1593 PHILIPPINES Philippines, The first book printed in Manilla: Doctrina Christiana (Unique copy in Lessing J.Rosenwald collection)
1594 LEIPZIG Leipzig bookfair
1596 JANSSON Jansson, Joannes, d. 1664, Dutch printer and publisher, famous for his atlasses
1600 MAZARIN Naude, Gabriel, d.1653, librarian to Cardinal Mazarin.
1601 DIJCK, ELZEVIER Dijck, Christoffel van, d.1669, Amsterdam punchcutter, in 1673 his foundry was acquired by Daniel Elzevier
1602 OXFORD LIBRARY Oxford library reestablished by Queen Elizabeth's statesman Thomas Bodley
1603 BODLEIAN Digby, Sir Kenelm, d.1665, donor of the Bodleian Library
1618 BLAEU Blaeu firm, renown for their atlasses, active from 1618 to 1672
1620 UPPSALA UNIVERSITY Uppsala University founded and books were presented to the university library by Gustavus Adolphus (many of the collections he took from Riga and Prussia and South Germany)
1620 JANSON Janson, Anton, d.1687. Dutch typefounder, trained in Amsterdam by Christophel Plantin
1623 MEZZOTINT Vaillant, Wallerant, d.1677, Dutch artist active in mezzotint technique
1623 VAILLANT Vaillant, Wallerant, d.1677, Dutch artist active in mezzotint technique
1626 FACSIMILE Facsimile. first facsimile edition by Plantin, 16th century Martyrologium Hieronymianum (engraved on copper plates)
1627 NAUDE Naude, Gabriel. In building their libraries Richelieu and Mazarin received considerable assistance from theisr librarian Naude, who published 1627 the book 'Advis pour dresser une bibliotheque'
1629 BLAEU Blaeu Atlasses made between 1629 and 1662.
1634 BODLEIAN Bodleian library, see: Digby, Sir Kenelm
1640 BLOOTELING Blooteling, Abraham, d.1690. Developed mezzotint (invented in 1642 by Ludwig von Siegen)
1640 BAY PSALM BOOK Bay Psalm Book published
1640 MEZZOTINT Blooteling, Abraham, d.1690. Developed mezzotint (invented in 1642 by Ludwig von Siegen)
1640 IMITATIONE CHRISTI Imprimerie Royale du Louvre established at the instigation of Richelieu, first book published 'De Imitatione Christi'
1642 SIEGEN, LUDWIG VON Mezzotint invented by Ludwig von Siegen.
1642 MEZZOTINT Mezzotint invented by Ludwig von Siegen.
1643 MAZARIN Mazarin, First Mazarin bibliotheque opened for scientists and literary scholars
1648 DEVIL'S BIBLE Devil's Bible. When the Swedes stormed Prague in 1648 they took(stole) many books including the rich collection of the Bohemian kings at Hradschin, many vellum manuscripts, including the Devil's Bible


CONTINUE 1648-1814

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