Catalog Archive
Auction 125, Lot 739

"[Lot of 2] Beschryving van den Tempel te Jeruzalem Volgens Vilalpandus [and] Gedeelten en Sieraaden der Bouwkunde van den Tempel, met der Zelver Maaten, Volgens Vilalpandus", Calmet, Augustin

Subject: Holy Land, Solomon's Temple

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 12 inches
43.7 x 30.5 cm

Pair of fine copper engravings showing various elevations and plans for Solomon's Temple based on the imaginative reconstructions of Juan Bautista Villalpando, whose work was based on the assumption that the buildings of Jerusalem were designed using the laws of geometry according to God's vision.


Condition: A

There are some minor spots in the blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/24/2008