Gutenberg's Bible, conceptual image

Gutenberg's Bible, conceptual image

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Credit: COLLECTION ABECASIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gutenberg's Bible, conceptual image. The text at bottom refers to Mainz (Mayence) and the year 1450. German printing pioneer Johannes Gutenberg (1400-1468) began preparing his printed edition of the bible in Mainz, Germany, in around 1450, with the first finished copies issued in 1454 or 1455. This illustration depicts the bible (centre) and various biblical scenes. The Gutenberg Bible is also known as the Mazarin Bible. It marked the start of the printing press revolution. Artwork published in 1866.

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