Printer's Device of Christopher Plantin

Book Title: Christeliicken waerseggher : de principale stucken van t'christen geloof en Leuen int cort begrijpende. Met een rolle der deugtsaemheyt daer op dienende. Ende een schildt-wacht teghen de valsche waersegghers, tooueraers, etc. / Deur den e. Heer P. Ioannes David, priester der Societeijt Iesu

Author: David, Jan, 1545?-1613

Image Title: Printer's Device of Christopher Plantin

Description: Printer's device for Christopher Plantin (1520-1589). The Latin motto on the device reads LABORE ET CONSTANTIA (labor and tenacity". About the device, Plantin explained that "the outer point of the pair of compasses … represents work and the center point constancy" (Davies, Devices, 246, p. 678-9).

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