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Auction 125, Lot 878

"[Lot of 5 - Bible Engravings]", Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob

Subject: Religion

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.3 x 11.5 inches
18.5 x 29.2 cm

Five copper engravings from Scheuchzer's Kupfer Bible, which described the physical world in the context of the Bible. Each is surrounded in an elaborate architectural or naturalistic border. Kupfer is German for copper and the name is derived from the numerous copper engravings of cosmography, paleontology, zoology, botany, anatomy and other subjects related to natural history that were included along with biblical scenes.

1) Genesis Cap. II. v. 21, 22. Evae ex Costa Adami Productio.
2) Genesis Cap. XLIX. v. 27. Benjamin Lupus Rapiens.
3) Deut. Cap. XXVIII. v. 38, 39-42. Insecta Regioni Infesta.
4) Prov. Cap. V. v. 19. Gazella Servans Foedera Lecti.
5) Luc. Cap. XIV.v. 2.4. Hydropicus Fanatus.


Condition: A

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/24/2008