Auction 145, Lot 660

"Plattegrond van de Stad Ninive volgens Diodorus Siculus en den E. P. Kircherus", Calmet, Augustin

Subject: Nineveh, Iraq

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication: Het Algemeen Groot Historisch … Woord-Boek, van den Gantschen H. Bijbel

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 11.7 inches
41.9 x 29.7 cm

This copper engraving is from Calmet's encyclopaedic dictionary on all aspects of the history, geography and culture of the Bible and Biblical times. The engraving presents a bird's-eye plan of Nineveh (in present-day Iraq), as described by Diodorus Siculus and Kircherus. Five locations are lettered and identified with a key at top right. Engraved by Matthys Pool.


Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with wide original margins. There are light damp stains and short tears confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $75

Closed on 6/12/2013