Manutius, as the passage above quoted has shown, is not reckoned by Ruhnkenius quite equal to Muretus, at least in natural genius.
Manutius applied aesthetic and functional criteria that led to the smaller-sized books we are familiar with.
The burden became too heavy for Manutius to think henceforth of publishing by himself.
The type was called italic because it was dedicated to the states of Italy by the inventor, Manutius, about the year 1500.
Manutius has given a good account of the principal laws made at Rome during the republic; not many of the empire.