Science at full speed

The port city of Antwerp and Plantin's publishing house are a crossroads for the exchange of knowledge.

Thanks to the discovery of new continents and trade routes, the horizons of European scholars expanded. There were major breakthroughs in astronomy, medicine and botany. 

New products and knowledge are transformed into merchandise

Plantin’s publishing company distributed the new insights of researchers from the Netherlands worldwide. Plantin publishes 55% of all scientific books in the Southern Netherlands: cartography, medicine, astronomy, mathematics, physics, botany ...


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