Auction No. 084

Old books, manuscripts, maps, judaika objects and Jewish art

April 1, 2014
Opening $200
Estimate $500 - $400

Phisyca Sacra. 77 Biblical engravings by Johannes Jacob Scheuchzer. Germany, 1734.
[78]leaves. 37x23 cm.
The Swiss scientist, Johannes Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) believed that the Bible documents history. He started his ambitious project in order to explain Biblical events in scientific terms, however, the Swiss authorities barred its printing. He printed it in Germany in 1731-1735.
In these pictures, all Biblical stories include the relevant details from the depicted chapter. Each illustration has a unique, nice 'border'. Short, German caption under each picture.
Very fine condition. Apparently incomplete.

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