Biblia Germanica

[Bible in German]. Biblia Germanica, vol. 1.
Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 17 Feb. 1483. (06171)

The most important illustrated book produced in Nuremberg during Dürer’s youth was this two-volume German Bible. The edition was published by Dürer’s godfather, Anton Koberger (c. 1445–1513), who directed one of the most successful printing shops of the fifteenth century. The woodcuts used in this book originally were produced in Cologne for Heinrich Quentell’s German Bible, published c. 1478. Purchased for re-use by Koberger in Nuremberg, these woodblocks contributed much to Dürer’s artistic vocabulary.

Dürer's Predecessors
Biblia Germanica