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Finding Aid for the Collection of Portraits of Members of the Manuzio Family, ca. 1550-1950
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Portraits of Members of the Manuzio Family,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1550-1950
    Collection number: 392
    Extent: 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Manuzio family were renowned Venetian printers. Aldo Manuzio (1449 or 50-1515) was a Venetian printer who founded the Aldine Press and started the Hellenic Academy at Venice that contributed to the cause of learning in Italy. The collection consists of 26 portraits, mostly engravings, of members of the Manuzio family of printers.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    The Grolier Club, purchase.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Portraits of Members of the Manuzio Family (Collection 392). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    The Manuzio family were renowned Venetian printers. Aldo Manuzio (1449 or 50-1515) was a Venetian printer who founded the Aldine Press, which issued 96 works of 27 Greek authors; he started the Hellenic Academy at Venice, contributing greatly to the cause of learning in Italy; his son Paolo, born in Venice on June 12, 1512, succeeded his father in the management of the Press; also became known as a humanist scholar for his work on Cicero; he died on April 6, 1574 in Rome.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 26 Italian, German, and French portraits, mostly engravings, of members of the Manuzio family of printers, mainly of the elder Aldo and Paolo, with one of the younger Aldo.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Manuzio, Aldo, 1449 or 50-1515--Portraits.
    Manuzio, Paolo, 1512-1574--Portraits.
    Manuzio family--Portraits.