"De Stadt Antiochie in Syrie aan den Orontes", Calmet, Augustin
Subject: Antioch, Turkey
Period: 1725 (circa)
Publication: Het Algemeen Groot Historisch … Woord-Boek, van den Gantschen H. Bijbel
Color: Black & White
16.5 x 11.1 inches
41.9 x 28.2 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 shows a bird's-eye view of the ancient walled city of Antioch on the Orontes, Syria, as it appeared in 1630. Antioch was the third largest city in the Greco-Roman world, behind Rome and Alexandria. Today Antioch is known as Hatay (Antakya) in Turkey.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with wide, original margins. There is a crease adjacent to centerfold and minor tears and chips along sheet edges.