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Auction 135, Lot 742

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

Subject: Religion

Period: 1767 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8 x 11 inches
20.3 x 27.9 cm
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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. The engravings, by Johann Georg Pintz are all enclosed in an elaborate cartouche framework.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $130 - $180


Closed on 2/16/2011