Visit to the Plantin Moretus Museum

In July and August me and my family have visited Belgium and Netherland. So it’s been a duty, when in Antwerp, to visit the Plantin Moretus Museum. It’s been a chance to see some of the “cousins” of the Fell Types: the printing materials that also found their way to Oxford when Thomas Marshall, sent by John Fell, went in Holland looking for types to buy. Like these “Fell Flowers” I saw there. In 1953 the Archive of the Plantin Moretus Museum has been fundamental for Stanley Morison, helped by Harry Carter, to finally cathegorize the Fell Types bought in Holland.

Plantin Moretus Specimen