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Biblioteca Real de Madrid [Juan de Santander]

Libray attached to the Palacio Real de Madrid, Spain. In 1761, thanks to the initiative of Juan de Santander, a foundry is annexed to the Biblioteca Real in Madrid, which he headed at the time. Santander's goal was to create a collection of fonts necessary for the proper functioning of the press in the Biblioteca Real, imitating the model of the Imprimerie Royale in Paris. He decided to manage the whole process in Spain, from the creation of the punches to the final print of the font because of the high cost of importation. Santander requests Geronimo Gil to perform this task and asks the calligrapher and paleographer Palomares to supervise his work. This foundry ended up owning the fonts engraved by Gil as per the request, some types collected by Santander, some ordered from Pradell, and some obtained from the school of engraving of the Universidad de Salamanca.

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