Auction 145, Lot 688

"[Lot of 2] Belegering van Jerusalem, door Nebucadnezar [and] Verovering van Ierusalem door Nebucadnezar", Calmet, Augustin

Subject: Jerusalem, Holy Land

Period: 1730 (circa)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
17.1 x 11.5 inches
43.4 x 29.2 cm

This pair of copper engravings are from Calmet's encyclopaedic dictionary on all aspects of the history, geography and culture of the Bible and Biblical times. Size varies slightly.

A. Belegering van Jerusalem, door Nebucadnezar. An attractive and very detailed view of Jerusalem during the siege of Nebuchadnezzar showing the overwhelming army surrounding the city. Condition: There is light toning along centerfold, minor creasing adjacent to centerfold, and a tiny tear adjacent to centerfold near top of image that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are a few small tears and chips in blank margins, far from image.

B. Verovering van Ierusalem door Nebucadnezar. This bird's-eye view shows the final conquest of Jersusalem. Condition: There is a hint of toning along centerfold and a few small tears and chips in blank margins, far from image.

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Condition: B+

Nice impressions on watermarked paper with wide, original margins. See descriptions above for more details.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013

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