Astronomy,Magnitude of Stars,Scheuchzer,Physica Sacra,Lg.Engr.1731

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  • Item Category: Fine Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 09, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

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A large original 1731 copper engraving referring to a particular Bible passage.

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Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob.
Kupfer-Tafeln zu der Physica Sacra...

Augsburg: Pfeffel, 1731 This original copper engraving is from the monumental work by the paleontologist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (Aug.2, 1672- June 23, 1733), who believed in the literal meaning of the Bible. For instance, he believed that the Great Flood happened and was convinced that he had in his fossil collection the remains of a human victim who had perished in that Flood. Scheuchzer published this work, attempting to illustrate and help to explain the entire Bible based on the latest state of scientific knowledge, which turned out to be one of the most expensive Bible productions ever. The engraver signed the engraving and there are many signatories, showing that there was a large group of artists and artisans that worked on this wonderful undertaking.

Size of the leaf with the original copper engraving:

Size of the plate impression: ca. 12.5" x 8" (320 mm x 200 mm).

Condition: The wide-margined, untrimmed engraving is on hand-made, water-marked paper in exceptionally good condition, with minor evidence of aging: soiling, or spotting, original paper flaws or impurities, "plate dirt," edge or margin flaws, etc. We will mention flaws that cannot be seen on the photograph.

Pictured: The engraving for sale and the title page. The following title page is given for reference. It is not part of the lot.

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