Commemorative plaque for Jacob Marcaria in Riva del Garda, Italy
The press was licensed under Joseph Ottolengo, a German rabbi to whom Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo had granted the privilege of printing Hebrewbooks. Marcaria also practiced as a physician. Marcaria edited several of the works himself, and in some cases is thought to have in fact authored works published under other writers' names. His best known work is probably Kitzur Mizrachi a summary of Elijah Mizrachi's Sefer ha-Mizrachi.