Auction 133, Lot 693

"[Lot of 3 - Biblical Engravings]", Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob

Subject: Religion

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Black & White

See Description

Three copper engravings from Scheuchzer's Kupfer Bibel, 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. The engravings, by Johann Georg Pintz and Johann A. Fridrich are all enclosed in an elaborate cartouche framework.

Buccula indomita., (7.8 x 12")
Leo Rex, et vile insectum., (7.6 x 12")
Donaria pro Sacerdotibus., (7.5 x 11.8")


Condition: A

The impressions are all very sharp. There is some surface soil and minor paper loss in some of the margins, none near the images.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/1/2010