Remarkable

Stamp - Hungaria

On the right side is written: "BIBLIÁJA AMSZTERDAM 1685". This stamp was issued on April 25, 1985 and commemorates that 300 years before, in 1685, the Hungarian Bible Totfalusi was printed in Amsterdam by Miklós Kis Tótfalusi, a Protestant from Transylvania.

Miklós Tótfalusi Kis (1650-1702) lived between the years 1680 and 1689 in Amsterdam. He studied to be a printer there and learnt punch cutting. In 1683, he had his own printing business. Two years later he published this Bible with a circulation of not less than 3500 copies. What is interesting is that he also designed and cut the letters for the first Georgian printing alphabet. This was by request of the Georgian royal family.

 


 

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