Auction No. 115

Seforim, Letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Chabad, Manuscripts, Art from Israel, Important historic documents

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 at 6 pm
Opening $3,500
Estimate $10,000 - $12,000
Sold for $4,270
Including buyer's premium

Especially important collection of engravings depicting Jerusalem and the Temple in various forms. The various engravings rely on Jewish sources, combining typical motifs from contemporary architecture. Dozens of engravings of the Temple, the Tabernacle, the Temple vessels and Jerusalem. Among the engravings: 9 engravings of Jerusalem, the Temple and the Temple vessels from the  Nuremberg Chronicle by Hartmann Schedel 1493. Engraving of the Temple by Heinrich Bunting from 1587 (does not appear in the Laor Collection), Dapper's Temple, hand-painted, from 1677, an engraving of Jerusalem by Gregory Fosman, 1705  (does not appear in the Laor Collection), Jerusalem the Holy City by Adrichem 1590. Munster's Jerusalem of 1550, and more.

Unique, high-quality collection. Very seldom does such a unique and impressive collection like the one before us appear at auction. 

[37] engravings, fine overall condition. The engravings are arranged and cataloged in a large binder.

For a complete list of the engravings, see Winner's web site.  

List of Maps and Engravings ~ Jerusalem and the Temple 

David Roberts, London 1842, Temple Mount. Hand-painted.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Hirosylima, Solomon's Temple, folio XVII (Latin edition). Hand-painted.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Menorah, Blat. XXII.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Rambam’s Menorah Blat. XXII verso.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Temple woodcut. Blat. LXVI.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Temple woodcut. Blat. LXVI verso.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Tabernacle vessels. Blat. XXXIII

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. The Ten Commandments. Blat. XXXIII verso.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Bilam’s Donkey, Blat. XXX.

Hartmann Schedel, Nuremberg 1493. Splitting the Sea, Giving the Torah. Blat. XXX.

Heinrich Bunting, Basel 1587.  Extract from Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae. Gestalt des Tempels mit seinen dreyen vorhöfen. 29 x 38 cm.

Heinrich Bunting, extract from Reysboek der Heylige Schrift, Amsterdam 1648. Dese Conterseptige hoe den Tempel te Jerusalem. 15 x 24 cm. Not in Laor.

Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam 1677. Temple Salomonis, hand-painted.

Chatelain Henri, 1718. Panorama of Jerusalem, 42.5 x 52.5 cm. 

Gregory Fosman, 1705. Descriptio Ierusalem. Rare, not in Laor

Sebastian Munster, Basel 1550. Irusalem Civitas Sanctae

Joseph Moxon, Jerusalem. Amsterdam, 1671.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Ceremonies de la Consecration de la Republique des Hebreux par les Benedictions, et les Maledictions, double-page.

Adrichem, cologne 1590. Extract from Theatrum Terrae Sanctae. Jervsalem et suburbia.

Jacques Basnage, 1704, Ancient Jerusalem.

Jacques Basnage, 1704, Temple of Solomon.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Plan Nouveau de L’Ancienne Jerusalem selon L’Auteur, double-page.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725, Extract from Biblical Dictionary. Plan du Temple et de ses Dependences (6 pictures). 50 x 39 cm. Tom iv. Planche ii. Page 458.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Ruines des Fameux Jardins, et des Vastes Bassins de Salomon, le Brun et autres voyageurs.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Tombeau des Maccabees erige a Modin, double-page. 

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Ceremonies des Eaux de Jalousie, single page.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Lavoir, ou Bassin D’Airain, qui etoit dans le parvis du Tabernacle, single page. 

Caverne D’Engaddi, ou David se Cacha, etant poursuivi par Saul, La plupart des montagnes de la Palestine sont remplies de semblables Cavernes, ells sont etroites a l’entrée, et fort vastes en dedans, single page.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. David Consultant le Grand Prete par L’Urim et Thumim, single page.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Vue, et Plan du Bourg de Bethanie, double-page.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725. Extracted from Biblical Dictionary. Description de L’Ancienne Jerusalem, selon Villalpand, double-page.

Selon le p Calmet, extract from Atlas de la Bible, Paris 1809. Veue et Elevation du Temple de Salomon. Tom iv. Pl.vii. Pag. 458.

Selon le p Calmet, extract from Atlas de la Bible, Paris 1809. Veue Interioure de La Salle du Palais du Bois du Liban. (3 pictures). Tom iv. Pl. x. Page 612.

Selon le p Calmet, extract from Atlas de la Bible, Paris 1809. Coupu des Foundaments du Temple, ou lon Voit le Interieur de ses Caves, et leur disposition. Tom iv. Pl. iv. Pag. 438.

Selon le p Calmet, extract from Atlas de la Bible, Paris 1809. Le Tabernacle Dresse par Moyse, et toutes ses Parties. Tom ii. Pl. ii. Pag. 322.

Augustin Calmet, Paris 1725, Extract from Biblical Dictionary. Veüe de tous les Bâtimens du Temple de côté du Midi. 56 x 43 cm. Tom iv. Planche i. P 458.

Selon le p Calmet, extract from Atlas de la Bible, Paris 1809. Plan de la Ancienne Jerusalem. Tom iv. Pl. v. Pag. 452.

Selon le p Calmet, extract from Atlas de la Bible, Paris 1809. Plan du Temple de Jerusalem. Tom iv. Planche vi. Pag. 458. 

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Land of Israel and Zionism