Andrija Paltašić

Andrija Paltašić also known as Andrija Paltašić-Kotoranin (Italian: Andrea Paltasichi Latin Andreas de Paltasichis; 1440–1500)[1] was a Venetian printer and publisher who was active from 1476 to 1492. He was born in Kotor and was part of the Paltašić noble family. He moved to Venice in the 1470s where he became one of the first printers. He died in Venice in ca. 1500. Paltašić is the first known South Slavic printer.

Andrija Paltašić
Bornc. 1440
Diedc. 1500
Known forbeing first South Slavic printer


He was born in Kotor, in the Albania Veneta (today's Montenegro) of the Republic of Venice, into an old Kotoran noble family, as son of Jakov Paltašić,[2] and grandson of Radelja Paltašić. In 1470 another member of his family, Miloje Paltašić, also moved to Venice.[3]


He printed books at Venice between 1476 and 1492.[4] Along with him, Dobrić Dobričević from Lastovo also began working; the two published the works of Lactantius in 1479.[4] Hieromonk Makarije learned printing skills from Paltašić.[5] Paltašić died in Venice.

Paltašić is known to have printed the famous Greek and Roman works (by Cicero, Diodorus Siculus, Virgil, Terence, Ovid, Sextus Propertius, Juvenal, Tibullus, Catullus and others) as well as the works of humanist writers, historiographers and lexicographers. On top of this he also printed books concerning religion, such as the Bible in Italian.

Paltašić's works currently remain all over Europe. In Southeastern Europe, there remain 41 of his works, out of which 38 are kept in Croatia, with three in Montenegro.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Arheografski prilozi. Narodna biblioteka Srbije, Arheografsko odeljenje. 1997. p. 451. Retrieved 8 December 2013. Андрија Палташић Которанин (Ко- тор, око 1440-Венеција 1520)
  2. ^ Dejan Medaković. Izabrane srpske teme: studije i prilozi. Beogradski izdavačko-grafički zavod. p. 49. Retrieved 5 February 2013. Андрија Палташић, син Јакова, који је припадао старој и веома угледној которској породици
  3. ^ Spomenik. 1953. p. 14. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b Bešić 1970, p. 274

    Которанин Андрија Јаковљев Палташић јавља се у Млецимамеђу првим штампарима око 1470. год. Уз н>ега је почео рад и Ласховљанин Добрић Добрићевић (Вопшо с!е Вопиш) као сарадник на издању Лактанцијевих дјела 1478. год)

  5. ^ Bibliografski vjesnik. Obod. 2003. p. 23. Retrieved 13 December 2013. ...и веома угледном и богатом породицом Палташић из Котора, и штампаром Андријом Палташићем у Венецији, код кога је (научници се у новије вријеме готово слажу) штампарску вјештину учио Црнојевићев штампар Макарије,...


External linksEdit

  • Hrv. znanstvena bibliografija Paltašić, Dobrićević Bilješke uz najstarije hrvatsko glazbeno tiskarstvo (in Croatian)
  • E-LIS Paltašić, Dobrićević bilješke uz najstarije hrvatsko glazbeno tiskarstvo (in Croatian)