Winner's Auctions No. 111

Important Historic Documents, Haskalah, Einstein, Seforim, Manuscripts and Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes

December 11, 2018
Opening $800
Estimate $1,000 - $1,200

Samuelis Bocharti Geographia Sacra, Seu Phaleg Et Canaan : Cui Accedunt Variae Dissertationes Philologicae, Geographicae, Theologicae &c. Antehac ineditae: Ut Et Tabulae Geographicae Et Indices, longe quam antea luculentiores & locupletiores.

A composition on the geography of Canaan and nations mentioned in Genesis. Latin. Includes 13 maps printed on special paper, among them large folded maps. Maps of various countries are written partially in Hebrew, which is very rare for the time.

Almost no maps in Hebrew of the Land of Israel and the Middle East are known from such an ancient period. The book had a profound influence on biblical interpretation in the 17th century. Author's portrait at opening. Bocharti traces the biblical roots using Greek, Hebrew, Arabic and other Semitic languages, and used Hebrew letters to write words in Arabic. Includes a comparison table between letters in Latin, Hebrew, Greek and Sumerian.

[9] 1223 pages [56], 39 cm.

Very fine condition. Original leather binding. The front part is loose.

Category
Proclamations, Etchings and Graphics