Copyright in the Renaissance

Copyright in the Renaissance

Prints and the "Privilegio" in Sixteenth-Century Venice and Rome

By Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe; L. C. E. Witcombe

Brill Academic Publishers, Hardcover, 9789004137486, 414pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2004

This richly documented study of copyright in sixteenth-century Venice and Rome provides valuable new information about the "privilegio" and the printers, engravers, painters, mapmakers, and others who used it to protect their commercial interests in various types of printed images.