Auction 134, Lot 606

"[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: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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

Minor toning and short fold separations in the blank margins, not affecting the engravings.

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 12/1/2010