The Mainz Psalter Book Printed in Color

The Mainz Psalter book designed by Johannes Gutenberg, printer was the first book printed in color in Mainz, Germany. The business was taken over by financial banker and goldsmith, Johann Fust and work completed by Peter Schafer. The Psalter was printed in black and red ink with two-color initials and completed on August 14, 1457.

Date:
      August 14th 1457
Name(s):
      Johann Fust
Occupation:
      Banker, Goldsmith
Location:
      Mainz, Germany


Additional Information:

  • Johannes Gutenberg – Wikipedia
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  • Mainz Psalter – Wikipedia
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  • Peter Schoeffer, scribe, printer and publisher – Gutenberg’s Apprentice
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