Lot 125 of 221:
17th century engravings of Biblical scenes  

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Theatrum Biblicum hoc est Historiae Sacre veteris et novi Testamenti.

Visscher, Claes Jansz


Nicolaus Johannes Visscher



Approximately 168 (of 489) copper engraved plates. (Oblong folio) 28x35.5 cm (11x14") old full brown calf, paneled in gilt with decorative gilt central device, rebacked with remnant of original spine leather laid down, endpapers renewed.

This album includes the following full sequences: Marten de Vos: David and Abigail (Hollstein 114-117); David and Absalom (Hollstein 118-121); The Story of Jeremiah (Hollstein 138-141), The Story of Tobias (Hollstein 166-171); The History of Judith (Hollstein 172-174); The appearance of the risen Christ (Hollstein 504-507). Further, there are incomplete selections including sheets from the birth and passion of Christ, from the story of Jonas and Queen Atalja. From the history of the Maccabees (Hollstein 62-69), and much more. Very fine engravings of biblical scenes. Generally excellent impressions, with generous margins.

Lot Amendments

Binding rubbed, some chipping to leather; light foxing and old staining, several leaves with old repairs on versos; very good.

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