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IMAGE number
BL1066385
Title
Page from the Gutenberg Bible, with Erfurt illumination, 1455 (vellum)
Artist
German School, (15th century) / German
Description
The Gutenberg Bible (also known as the 42-line Bible, the Mazarin Bible or the B42) was the first major book printed in the West using movable type. It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of the printed book in the West. Widely praised for its high aesthetic and artistic qualities,[1] the book has an iconic status. Written in Latin, the Gutenberg Bible is an edition of the Vulgate, printed by Johannes Gutenberg, in Mainz, Germany, in the 1450s.
Location
British Library, London, UK
Medium
vellum
Date
1455 (C15th)
Credit
© British Library Board. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • Christian
  • bible
  • bird
  • birds
  • border
  • christianity
  • decoration
  • decorative
  • erfurt
  • floral
  • flower
  • flowers
  • foliage
  • german
  • green
  • gutenberg
  • illuminated
  • illumination
  • initial
  • letter
  • mainz
  • manuscript
  • margin
  • page
  • red
  • religion
  • religious
  • script
  • scrolling
  • text

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