Section 11. Illustrated Bibles

109. The Golden Bible of Classics

Vienna, 1898. National Library of Belarus, Minsk

The two-volumes Bible was created by the Czech theologian Jan Ladyslav Sykora and translated into Polish by the Roman Catholic priest, publicist and publisher Zigmund Helmitsky. The book was printed in Vienna in 1898. The edition has 126 full-length colorful chromolithographs of Bible stories by classical masters. Among them there are works by Veronese, Raphael, Murillo, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Michelangelo and others.