Printed in Strasbourg by Lazarus Zetzner in 1630, the Merian Bible - New Testament is a copiously illustrated version of Martin Luther's German translation of the Christian New Testament. This copy in Stuttgart (Bb Graph. 02-2) is richly decorated with hand-painted engravings by Matthaeus Merian, a Frankfurt-based engraver and printer for whom the book is now named. Merian's illustrations epitomize the classicizing naturalism of early seventeenth-century art and are painted in a wide range of vibrant colors.
We have 2 facsimiles of the manuscript "Merian Bible - New Testament":
- Die Kupferbibel Matthäus Merians von 1630 - Das Neue Testament facsimile edition published by Coron Verlag, 2005
- Die Kupferbibel Matthäus Merians von 1630 facsimile edition published by Mueller & Schindler, 2002