Engravings (2071)
Other Leaves (446)

Important Notes:
1. This list is not perfect. An item or two may have been sold. Also, though I tried very hard to count accurately, I may have been off on some. Please check with us about any particular item.
2. Some of the items below are in our eBay store. I have placed links to them for additional information and images.
3. Some of the items below are on our website. I have placed links to these also.
4. As Engravings above I count single and folding Plates as well as leaves with text engravings (woodcut or copperplate).
5. As Other Leaves I count
a. full leaves without any illustrations but with elaborate woodcut initials or vignettes and
b. engravings that have been cut from a full leaf.
6. The 183 18th Century plates are listed under "Miscellaneous" but are not counted in the tally above.
7. At the bottom of this page I list engravings from 7 topics (Temple, Tabernacle, etc.). These are also included in their proper place in the listings and so have not been counted for the tally above.
8. I have done my best to research matters below where I had questions. It is, of course, possible that I have made errors. We guarantee the information below against substantial errors.

 

15th Century (incunable) leaves (4)

1. 1493 (23 December)
with old (possibly original) hand color
Author: Hartmann Schedel
From: the German edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle (that is Liber Chronicarum [Book of Chronicles])
Publisher: Nuremberg, Anton Koberger (Albrecht Dürer’s godfather)
Number of Leaves: 3 leaves, Folios XVII, XXXIII, and LXVII with old hand color, one of Jerusalem with Solomon’s Temple (verso: Tower of Babel), one of the Tabernacle, and the other of the Temple
Condition: Good with normal defects
2. 1497-8
Author: Hartmann Schedel
From: This is an incunable leaf (folio CXVIII) from the rare, so-called "Kleiner Schedel" ("Small Schedel").
Publishing Information: The "Kleiner Schedel" was printed in Augsburg in 1497 by Johann Schoensperger and is a recut, smaller copy of the Liber Chronicarum (Book of Chronicles) = the so-called Nuremberg Chronicle. It is rarer than the Nuremberg edition of 1493. The text is Latin instead of German, and our leaf has text and small woodcuts on the back.
Number of Leaves: 1 with 8 small text woodcuts of early Greeks and Christians: the martyrdom of the Apostle Jude (Thaddeus); Diascorides (a Greek physician); the martyrdom of Simon the Apostle; the Virgin Saint Petronella (believed to have been the daughter of St. Peter); Lazarus; Mathias(Matthias) the Apostle; the Apostle Luke showing his Bull and also the Nativity; Euaxtex(?); Vectius (Vettius? -- a Greek doctor?).
Condition: Very Good with a few spots.
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16th Century (473) and (239 leaves with woodcut initials)

3. 1506 [or 1507, possibly 1520 Lyon]
exquisite
Author: Nicolas  de Lyra (1270-1349)
From: Textus biblie : Cu[m] Glosa ordinaria, Nicolai de lyra postilla, …
Publisher: Basilear [Basil], Johannes Perti et Johannes Frobenius, 1506-08
Number of Leaves: 5 exquisite unnumbered folio leaves of Genesis VI, Exodus XXV, Exodus XXV (verso XXVI), Exodus XXVI, Numbers IIII; in Latin (Vulgate), with rubrication and with at least one text woodcut with original hand color (Menorah, camp, Noah’s ark, ark, tabernacle)
Description: “Comprises the Bible text interlined with the gloss of Anselmus Laudunensis, and surrounded by the glosses of Walafridus Strabo and others, the Postillae and Moralitates of Nicolaus de Lyra, the Additiones of Paulous de Sancta Maria (with Matthias Döring's replies), and the Expositiones of Gulielmus Brito on the prefaces of St. Jerome” (from bibliographical entry to the copy at College of the Holy Cross)
Condition: Fine with a few minor defects
4. 1511
post-incunable text woodcut leaves
small 8o
Artist: De Simone, apparently following Lilian Armstrong, suggests that at least some of the woodcuts are from designs by the miniaturist Benedetto Bordon (p.38)
From: a Breviarium
Publishing Information: printed on March 1, 1511 in Venetus (Venice) by Lucamantonius de giunta florentinum (Luc Antonio Giunta of Florence). 

Regarding Luca-Antonio Giunta (1457-1538), Daniel de Simone wrote, "One of Giunta's achievements was his ability to incorporate the decorative elements of the medieval manuscript tradition for use in printing missals, prayer books, and choir books. ... The impact of this complicated combination of text, image, and color on the design and layout of his printed liturgical texts can be measured by the many editions of these books which were produced by his press ..." (p. 147, A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books, George Braziller, Inc., New York, 2004 — see number 44 from this catalogue for a similar, earlier Breviary of Giunta printed in 1501). Giunta, born in Florence, moved to Venice in 1477, as Venice was the center of Italian printing at the time, and the facilities were better.
Number of Leaves: 376: of which 6 leaves have musical notation, 7 are full page woodcuts; 8 are more elaborate chapter beginning pages; almost all the rest are text leaves in red and black with one or more miniature woodcut engravings of a religious figure or New Testament subject with many repeats
Condition: mostly in very good condition with minimal browning or defects though some have damp stain at the top into text.
Click here to see one of the leaves. Only 1 shown on eBay.
5. 1515 (one is from the 1513 edition, another possibly from a 1521 edition)
Artist: unknown but inspired by Malermi Bible
From: the Biblia cum concordantiis veteris et novi testamenti.
Publishing Data: The colophon has the date of publication as January 12, 1515 (in Lyon) and states that Jacobum Sacon published it for Anton (Anthonii) Koberger of Nuremburg (de Nuremburgis). Koberger was the most renowned German printer of his day. He published the Nuremberg Chronicle in 1493, one of the greatest books of all time. He also sold books from other presses. (Koberger was also Albrect Durer's godfather.) — The one of Ezekiel is from the 1513 edition.
Various versions of this Bible were published by Sacon between 1512 and 1522.
Number of Leaves: 181 of which 9 are text leaves with a small woodcut vignette and the remaining are text leaves with one or more nice woodcut initial letters (the one from Ezekiel is from the 1513 edition, the one of the Tabenacle is possibly from the 1521 edition).
References: Darlow and Moule #6101; Strachan 32/33; STC French 53; Baudrier XII-336; Brunet I-874 (other editions); not in Adams (other editions : 1512, 1516, 1518...); nor in Machiels; nor in Renier; nor in Tenschert, Biblia Sacra; nor in Mortimer, Harvard French.
Click here to see a few of the leaves. Most not on eBay.
6. 1521
a few full page woodcuts; the rest are text with woodcut flourishes
Author: Father Alberto da Castellano (a Domenican friar)
From: Rosario della gloriosa vergine Maria
Publishing Data: Venice: rare first edition, probably the first pulling (Bohatta, 383; Sander, 6571; Essling, 2123). Octavo.
Number of Leaves: 16 of which 5 are full page woodcuts and 11 text pages with woodcut flourishes of the Renaissance
Condition: Good
Click here to see a few of the leaves. A few are not on eBay.
7. 1534
Artist: Melchior Schwartzenberg (Meister “M.S.” — in plate)
From: German Luther Bible
Number of Leaves: 1 leaf with text woodcut of the New Jerusalem
Condition: Good with browning and a marginal stain
8. 1537
Publisher: unknown
Description: 1 leaf from a Czech Bible with a text woodcut of the menorah
Condition: Good
9. 1544-1677
Author: Sebastian Münster
From: Cosmographen
Publishing Information: Editions (Latin and German): 1544, 1550, 1552, 1590, 1614, 1677
Number of Leaves: 9 leaves with text woodcuts. Topics include; Moses with Tablets – Moses has horns/Palm tree (1544); African monsters (1550); building Tower of Babel (1552), a third of the Building of the Tower (edition?); the Flood/building Tower/rivers of Eden/monster (1590); Noah’s ark/building Tower of Babel (1614); walled Eden; view of Jerusalem with old hand color (c1580).
Condition: Good with browning, some foxing, and a few with stains but still good
10. c1550?
Artist: Martin de Vos
Publisher: Belgian but unknown
Number of Engravings: 1 of the Ark of the Tabernacle
Condition: Fair
11. 1559
Artist: Bernard Salomon
Publisher: Lyons, de Tournes
From: Figures Du Nouveau Testament
Number of Leaves: 1 leaf with text woodcut of the Tabernacle
12. 1561
Artist: Virgil Solis (monogram in plate)
From: Biblia Das ist …
Publishing Data: Frankfurt, Sigmund Feyerabend (1528-1590) and David Zephelium, Johann Raschen. Feyeraband's press in Frankfurt was the first serious competition for the original Luther publication presses in Wittenberg. Folio.
According to Schmidt (p236), "With the Virgil Solis illustrated Bible, begins a new Epoch of Bible Illustrations."

The first edition of the Solis series was by Feyerabend in 1560 without the borders. In 1561 he published the series with borders in a Luther Bible. This engraving is from the 1561 Luther Bible. It is known as the "Bible of Palatine" as it seemingly was commissioned by the Count Palatine.
Number of Leaves: 110 of which 52 with one or more woodcuts, most of the remaining text leaves have one or more elaborate initial letter with biblical vignette, also title pages and colophon.
Condition: Generally, good
Click here to see images for the ones on eBay. Most not on eBay.
13. 1566
From: a French Bible
Publisher: Lyon, Sebastian Honorati
Description: 1 leaf with a text woodcut map showing Eden
Condition: Good
14. 1581
From: Jerome’s Vulgate, Biblia Sacra
Number of Leaves: 3 leaves of the Tabernacle
15. 1583
From: a Luther Bible
Publisher: Bedrudt zu Nurmburg ben Kathrina Gerlachin/und Johanna vom Berg Erben.
Number of Leaves: 2 folio woodcut leaves of objects of the Tabernacle and Temple.
Condition: Good with heavier browning and some spots and stains
16. 1598/c1598
From: Geneva Bibles
Publisher: London, Christopher Barker
Description: 2 Latin Bible leaves with text woodcuts of Ezekiel’s vision
Condition: Decent
17. 1589/1599
From: Geneva Bibles
Publisher: London, Christopher Barker (2 editions)
Number of Leaves: 2 leaves with woodcut engravings of the Tabernacle
Condition: Decent

17th Century (346) plus (54 leaves with text engravings)

18. c1600
English text woodcut of the Temple from an unknown edition of the Bible (Barker)?
19. 1615
From: an English Bible
Publisher: London, Christopher Barker
Number of Leaves: 1 woodcut leaf of the Tabernacle
20. 1646
Artist: Woodcuts designed and engraved by Christoffel van Sichem II (Dutch, 1610-1650), sometimes with his own design, sometimes after other artists, signed in plate with his monogram "cVs"). He did not use cross-hatching for shading (see Lehmann-Haupt, 62)
From: Bibel tresoor: ofte der zielen lvsthof, vytgebeelt in figueren, door verscheyden meesters.
Publishing Data: Amsterdam, P. I. Paets. In Dutch. Octavo.
Number of Engravings: 149 (of 385): mostly two sided with text below
Condition: mostly in good impressions and in good condition.
Some are on eBay. Click here to see image. Most not on eBay
21. 1648
Artist: woodcuts by Christoffel van Sichem II (Dutch, 1610-1650) after various artists
From: t’Schat der zielen …
Number of Leaves: Total of 38 which includes: Title Page (poor condition); 2 prologue pages with vignette and woodcut initial (poor condition); 13 woodcut leaves including scenes from the everyday family life of the Holy family; 23 leaves of the (complete?) emblem series of Hermanus Hugo, Pia Desidera, a Dutch version; plus 1 (poor)
Condition: except for the 4 noted above, Good with browning and some staining, spots, and other relatively minor defects.
22. 1683-5
Artist: Jan Luyken, one of the three most important illustrators of the day
From: a small book (12” x 6”) on the Hebrew Republic
Publishing Information: different editions of David Goeree, in Amsterdam. Octavo.
Number of Engravings: 46 (2 title pages, plus single, double page, and triple page) of which 4 are of the Tabernacle and 5 of the Temple.
Condition: A few in less than Good condition, the rest are Good to Fine.
Here are the ones of the 42 that are on our site (there are a few others).
23. 1690/1700
(mostly from the 1690 first edition; some from the 1700 second edition)
Important book as an attempt to accurately portray the history of the early Hebrew religion.
Artist: almost all by Jan Luyken
From: Voor-Bereidselen tot de Bybelsche Wysheid …
Publishing Data: Amsterdam, Wilhelmus Goeree, 1690. AND
Utrecht, Hermannus Ribbius and Anthony Schouten, 1700. Most are from the 1690 edition.
Number of Engravings: 88 single page and folding copperplate engravings; plus 48 pages of text engravings of old coins; plus 4 leaves with text engravings; plus various title pages.
Includes the astronomical and globe prints and one map and a large folding plate of the Building of the Tower of Babel, Ezekiel's vision, the Temple (9), the Crucifixion.
Condition: mostly minor tears, browning, six or seven with more significant damage, mostly to margins, but about 5 are in poor condition. Others in Fair Plus to Very Good.
Here are the ones on eBay.
most not on eBay or website
24. 1697 (and 1694)
Artist: not given
From: The Life of our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ: An Heroic Poem dedicated to Her Most Sacred Majesty. Attempted by Samuel Wesley (1662-1735).
4o.
Publishing Data: London, Charles Harper and Benjamin Motte. Quarto.
Number of Engravings: 26 (of 120) copperplate engravings
Condition: see ebay listing
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18th Century (1062) plus (153 of which 110 are cut out 1/2 page engravings and 29 are folio leaves with Jan Luyken vignettes)

25. 1700
Important series of prints attempting to treat the Hebrew Bible as a history, many by Jan Luyken.
Artist: most by Jan Luyken
From: Mosaize Historie der Hebreeuwse Kerke, ….
Publishing Data: Amsterdam, By deffelfs Zonen, Willem en David Goeree. In Dutch. Folio.
Number of Engravings: 110 plus 14 leaves with text engravings (or ½ title with vignette), mostly full page or double page with a few triple page copper-plate engravings; 3 maps (1 single page with 2 maps, 1 double page, 1 single page), 1 of Orthodox Jewish garb and objects, Jewish antiquities and biblical scenes, coins, plants, Sinai, 2 of the Tabernacle, 6 of the Temple, pagan gods; some foxing.
Condition: a few have damage mostly in margins, most in crisp dark rich impressions.
Most are not on eBay or our website.
Here are the ones on eBay
Here are the ones on the website.
26. 1700
Artists: 2 copperplate engravings per page by the greatest illustrators of the day
From: Historie des Nieuwen Testaments … (the so-called “Great Bible”)
Publishing Information: Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, 1700.
Condition: Good
5 from the Prophets and the Apocrypha seen here on our website
Fully engraved Frontis plus 31 from New Testament some of which can be seen here on our website
PLUS 2 full page and 10 cut down to the two prints and 4 each with 1 engraving (cut from the original leaf)
27. 1704
Artist: Jan Luyken and others of Biblical and Apocryphal scenes, fully engraved frontis.
From: Alle de Werken van Flavius Josephus …
Publishing Data: Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier. In Dutch. Folio.
Number of Engravings: 51 pages with text engravings
Condition: Good to Very Good
28. 1704-1747 (from the editions of 1704, 1729, 1732, and 1747)
Artist and Engraver: Jan Luyken, the Mennonite artist who was one of the three premier illustrators of his age
From: Icones Biblicae Veteris et Novi Testamenti Inventes et Graphes par Jan Luyken / Afbeeldingen der Merkwaardigste Geschiedenissen ... / Histoire les Plus Remarquables de L'ancien et du Nouveau Testament
Publishing Data: Amsterdam, Covens and Mortier and later editions of Houttuyn (who bought the plates)
Number of Engravings: Total of 21 of the folding plates and 1 of the maps, framed (this last in Fair condition).
Numbers 22, 29, 50, 52, 53, and 59 folding copperplate engravings plus the ones listed below from our website.
PLUS: from the Dutch Covens and Moriter of 1729, a set of 14 full folio pages, each with 2 vignettes of Biblical scenes by Jan Luyken plus a poem for each AND, from the French edition of 1732 (also Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier) a set of 15 folio pages, each with 2 vignettes of Biblical scenes by Jan Luyken pluas a poem for each = a total of 29 of these folio leaves
Condition: 2 are laid onto a stiff paper; discoloration on a few; the Mt. Sinai is on a light paper has an inoffensive crease and a stain touching into top center, frayed edges; one is over-folded down middle.
References: Brunet III, 1245-46. Graesse IV, 308
The above 6 are not on our website.
Here are the ones from the Old Testament on our website.
1704 (1 from a Josephus of Mortier – 4 views of Temple)
1729 (1 of Queen of Sheba visiting Solomon) – Covens and Mortier (the other listed on the site was sold – from the premier edition)
Here are the ones from the New Testament on our website.
1729 (4) from the Covens and Mortier edition
1747 (8) from the Houttuyn edition
29. 1705-1721 (different editions)
plates by one of the three great books engravers of the day
Artist: Romeyn de Hooghe (1645 or 1646-1708)
From: ‘T Groot Waerelds Tafereel … Jacobus Basange.
Publishing Data: Amsterdam, J. Lindenberg. — from various editions.
Number of Engravings: 9 folio plates plus 4 title pages and introductory material, 3 with hand color; 2 engravings per page all by Romeyn de Hooghe — including the folding view of the Temple and the Crucifixion.
Condition: Good to Very Good.
PLUS 48 (1721) single engravings (that is, someone cut the full pages with 2 per page in half) — includes 3 of the Temple PLUS 34 (1721) of the under half of the pages where there was only on full plate and a vignette by de Hooghe on the bottom half (these are the vignettes from the bottom) — these 82, plus the 28 below, are counted in the second part of the tally above, not the first
Condition: Good to Very Good.
Many are neither on eBay or our website.
Here are the ones on eBay.
PLUS 28 (1721) that are on our website and are ½ page cut from full page as above.
For the 10 (of the 11 on site) Old Testament scenes, click here.
For the 18 New Testament scenes click here.
30 1712
Artist: Freeman
From: a Bloome Bible history
Number of Plates: 2 each one has a copperplate engraving on the front and one on the back.
Condition: Good
31. 1720
Artists: Jan and Casper Luyken for the plates
From: Biblia das ist Die ganse Heilige Schrift … (a Luther Bible)
Publisher: Nurnberg, Johann Endters. Folio
Number of Leaves and Plates: 13 of which 3 are engraved title pages in red and black, 2 are text leaves with woodcut vignettes of religious subjects, 1 is a two page map of the Holy Land
Condition: foxing, at times unpleasant, and one title page is over folded.
Here are the ones on eBay.
32. 1723
Artist: S. Pine
From: Apparatus Biblicus: or, An Introduction to the Holy Scriptures.
Publisher: London, S. Palmer
Number of Leaves: 3 copperplate engravings of which 1 is a folding map, 1 a plate, and one the title page in red and black and with a vignette.
Condition: some spots on the plates and some soiling on the title page.
Click here to see details on one of the plates on eBay.
33. 1725-1731
Artist: generaly not given
Author: Dom Augustin Calmet (1672-1757) was a Benedictine monk, scholar, and teacher of philosophy and theology who had access to many manuscripts and books in many libraries and was able to compile the first dictionary of its kind. His work was seminal but dated. He was a pioneer in biblical study.
From: Het algemeen groot historisch, oordeelkundig, chronologisch, geografisch en letterlyk naam- en woord-boek, van den ganschen H. Bybel (...) Nu in 't Nederduitsch overgezet, merkelyk vermeerdert, en met aanmerkingen verryckt door Mattheus Gargon.
Publishing Information: Leiden, Samuel Luchtmans, 1725-1731. Folio.
Number of Engravings: 115 which includes 5 text leaves with engraved biblical vignettes; 4 title pagers with engraved vignettes; and 103 single and two page copperplate engravings including roughly 8 maps (1 map is from the 1730 French edition, Paris) and plans, Tabernacle (5), Temple (21)
Condition: mostly in good to very good condition but with exceptions; 4 are title pages with engraved vignettes.
Most are not on eBay or our website.
Here are the ones on eBay.
34. 1727
5 of the famous and important Judaica engravings, drawn from life by Bernard Picart
"The Cérémonies were a major event in the history of publishing in Europe and are also a product of the Calvinist-enlightenment critique of religion. Thus, they are early examples of the study of comparative religions" (from the web-site of the Research Project of the University of Zurich. "This work is one of the most famous illustrated histories of religion of its period. The plates were often copied but none are as fine as the originals." (Chalmers)
Artist: Bernard Picart who was one of the three finest illustrators of the day
Author: Moubach, Abraham
From: Naaukeurige Beschryving der UitwendigeGodtsdien St-Plichten …
Number of Engravings: Total of 6: (4 on eBay of the Jewish customs) plus 1 engraved ½ title PLUS a folding plate of the Purim ceremony in a Synagogue.
Condition: Very Good
Here is one of the eBay listings.
Here is another.
35. 1727
"The Cérémonies were a major event in the history of publishing in Europe and are also a product of the Calvinist-enlightenment critique of religion. Thus, they are early examples of the study of comparative religions" (from the web-site of the Research Project of the University of Zurich. "This work is one of the most famous illustrated histories of religion of its period. The plates were often copied but none are as fine as the originals." (Chalmers)
Artist: almost all by Bernard Picart, one of the three foremost illustrators of the day
Author: Moubach, Abraham
From: Naaukeurige Beschryving der UitwendigeGodtsdien St-Plichten …
Folio.
Number of Engravings: 53: (1 beautiful full page copperplate engraving by Picart, 3 text pages with copperplate engraved images; lacks Jewish plates; the 52 plates are of Catholic ceremonies).
Condition: Plates have damp stains in lower margins touching into plates on roughly ½
These are not on eBay or our website.
Still in book form with only 2 volumes (Volumes 1 and 2), loosely bound in vellum but
sold as set of plates
36. 1728
Artists: plates by Hoet, Houbraken, and Picart
All plates have captions in Dutch, German, English, Greek, Latin, and French
From: Taferelen der Voornaamste Geschiedenissen …
Publishing Data: Graavenhaage, Pieter de Hondt. 1728.
Other Information: From different sets. Some on Medium heavy paper, many on Super-Royal paper.
Number of Engravings: 74 full page and folding plates, plus 2 fully engraved frontis, 3 title pages with vignette, 3 half titles, 3 text leaves with Picart vignette
Single page and folding page copperplate engravings including two of Mt. Sinai and two of Ezekiel's vision, two of the Tabernacle, 1 of Temple, 1 of the Creation (Genesis 1:1) and two folding of the Annunciation.
Condition: some browning, some very clean, one with tear at centerfold (crude repair). Mostly Good to Very Good and Fine.
Not all are on eBay or our website.
Here are the ones on eBay.
Here are some of the ones on our website (2 are missing or listed elsewhere).
Here are New Testament plates on our website (some are missing or listed elsewhere).
37. 1729 (first edition) - 1735 — from various editions
Important engravings attempting to ground biblical history in the science of the day.
Author: Johannes Jacob Scheuchzer (1672-1733)
From: Die Physica Sacra …
Publishing Data: Augspurg and Ulm Johann Andreas Pfeffel; Kaiserlicher Hof-Kupferstecher in Augspurg 1731-1735; Amsterdam, Petrus Schenk, 1729, 1732.
Number of Engravings: 306 (with a few repeats) full page copperplate engravings including the 7 days of Creation, the folding plate of Creation, the map, Tab. 1-VI, VIII-XXVII, XXIX-XXXIV, XXXVI, XLI-XLII, XLIV-XLVI, XLVIII-LXII, LXIV, LXVI-XCIX, XCIXb, C-CXXXIII, CXXXIIIA, CXXXIV-CLXXXVII (includes Genesis through Exodus 26 except for the 13 shown missing above, Mt. Sinai, 16 are of the Tabernacle, 16 are of the Temple).
Condition: Good to Fine, mostly Fine.
Most are not on eBay or our website.
Here are the ones on eBay.
Here are the 9 (8 from the 1731 edition) from the Old Testament (very good condition with browning) on our website
38. 1738
Artist: after Matthias Scheits (ca. 1625-1700)
From: Biblia dat is De gantsche …
Publishing Information: Dordrecht, Jacob en Hendrik Keur, 1738. Quarto.
Number of Engravings: 26 copperplate engravings of which a few are double
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39. 1738
Artists and Engravers: various such as Henry Roberts and T. Basire
Author: Smith, S., D. D.
From: The History of the Christianity, Containing The Life of Our Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ, …
Publisher: London, for the author.
Number of Plates: 28 copperplate engravings.
Condition: plate has tear and a few spots, others are good with spots, browning, etc.
To see more details on individual plates and to see the images, click here for some of the listings on eBay. Please note: The ones in this linked list include, incorrectly, both these and the same engravings from Smith, 1739 listed just below.
40. 1739
Artists and Engravers: various such as Henry Roberts and T. Basire
Author: Smith, S., D. D.
From: The History of the Family Bible: Being the New Testament, …
Publisher: London, for the author.
Number of Plates: 29 copperplate engravings of which one is a folding map.
Condition: plate has tear and a few spots, others are good with spots, browning, etc.
To see more details on individual plates and to see the images, click here for some of the listings on eBay. Please note: The ones in this linked list include, incorrectly, both these and the same engravings from Smith, 1738 listed just above.
41. 1741/1744/1752-1756
Artists: various
Author: Thomas Stackhouse
From: A New History of the Holy Bible …
Publishing Information: London, Stephen Austen; London, John Hinton
Number of Engravings:
1741: 2 folio plates, one of the Passover and one of the Temple
1744: 5 folio plates including 1 of the Passover and 1 of a Synagogue, 1 of another topic, and the 2 others being leaves with text engravings
1752-56: 6 folio plates which includes one map of the dispersion of nations and one folding of the Temple, one of the Crucifixion
Condition: mostly good
Here for our eBay listings to see fuller description and images.
42. 1752
All with excellent, contemporary hand-painting (professional?)
Author: Thomas Stackhouse
From: A New History of the Holy Bible …
Publishing Data: London, John Hinton. Quarto
Number of Plates: 36 (8 on eBay and 28 on website) hand-painted copperplate engravings
Condition: mostly decent with marginal problems, a few with oxidation that gives an unpleasant appearance.
Here are the ones on eBay with images.
Here are the 19 Old Testament plates on the website with images.
Here are the 9 New Testament plates on the website with images.
43. 1754
All nice with contemporary hand color (professional?)
Author: Goadby, R.
From: an English Bible history
Number of Plates: 10 from the Old Testament, hand painted
Condition: Good
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44. 1783
"The Cérémonies were a major event in the history of publishing in Europe and are also a product of the calvinist-enlightenment critique of religion. Thus, they are early examples of the study of comparative religions" (from the web-site of the Research Project of the University of Zurich. "This work is one of the most famous illustrated histories of religion of its period. The plates were often copied but none are as fine as the originals." (Chalmers)
From: Ceremonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde ("The Ceremonies and Religious Customs of all the Peoples of the World"). It is a 1783 French edition.
Artist: most by Bernard Picart, one of the three foremost illustrators of the day
Publishing Information: Paris, Laporte, 1783 French edition. New Edition with added engravings. Folio.
Number of Engravings: 67 (of 221): 1 text leaf with vignette; most are single full page engravings; some are double page plates
Condition: mostly in Good- to Good condition
Only some are in our eBay store.
Here are the ones on eBay.
45. c1785
Artists: Stothard, Corbould, et al
Author: Flavius Josephus; Maynard, George
From: The Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus
Number of Engravings: 22 (of 65) copperplate engravings
Condition: Very good
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19th Century (8)

46. c1840
Artist: Siegfried Detlef Bendixen (1784-1864)
Engraver: Day and Haghe (“Lithographers to the King”)
From: various editions of Preceptive Illustrations of the Bible.
Publishers: London, Varty, etc. Large Folio.
Number of Engravings: 7 large hand colored lithographs of biblical Old and New Testament scenes.
Condition: generally good
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47. 1857-1872
Title: "The Holy Sepulchre"
Artist: not given
Engraver: Currier and Ives
Publisher: Currier & Ives, 252 Nassau St. New York
Description: hand colored lithograph
Number of Engravings: 1, framed
Condition: litho is good, frame is poor
 

Miscellaneous Loose — 1610 up to the 20th Century (178)

48. 1610 — 3 Italian — from a Vita Gesu
c1625(?) — 1 German with two woodcuts on leaf
c1650 — 1 Belgian — a Bloemaert hermit saint, S. Maria Neptis Abrahae (a spot)
c1650 — 1 Belgian — S. Homobonus – by Barbe
c1650 — 3 small Dutch — 1 from Goeree (all three are cut from leaves)
c1665 — 1 Belgian? French? — large, fine of St. Stephan of Muret (marginal tear)
1672 — 1 German — from the famous Scheits Bible
c1690 — 1 Dutch — beautiful of Aaron with caps
c1693 — 1 German — small, from rare children’s Bible history, hand color of Matthew
1709 — 1 German — from Theatrum Dolorum Jesu Christi of Jesus carrying cross
1712 — 13 French — cut out from original leaves, Old Testament (1 of Ezekiel’s vision, 2 of Tabernacle, 7 of Temple)
1712 — 1 English — 2 sided plate of Temple from Blome’s Bible history
1713 — 1 French — from a Keur series, of the Crucifixion
c1720(?) — 2 German — Johann Jacob Sandart — Crucifixion, Last Supper
c1720 — 1 German – folding of Solomon’s Temple by Mart. Engelbrecht
c1722 (in plate) — 1 French — 2 engravings of the Pope voyaging
c1725 — 7 Dutch — 2 engravings/page — 2 Old Testament, 5 New Testament (with birth and crucifixion)
c1725 — 1 Dutch — of Ezekiel’s vision
1726 — 2 German — female saints (including the Virgin Mary as an ascetic hermit)
c1730 – 3 Dutch – 3 maps of Place of Paradise, one with hand color outline
1733 — 2 (English?) — small Annunciation to Mary, Ascension
c1738 — 1  with French caption — possibly from a  Keur Bible — folding plate of Solomon’s Wisdom
c1740 — 2 Dutch —  from a Keur Bible or Bible history
c1750 — 1 — large stereo optical image of Solomon’s Temple with old hand color
c1750 — 16 various — of the Temple including 2 folding
c1750 — 2 German — a Klauber of Ezekiel’s vision and a Kilian scene from the Apocrypha and 4 German Baroque with 2/page (or vignette) of Temple
c1750 — 6 French — (Plan of Jerusalem and a cut from a biblical book, Moses looking at Land of Milk and Honey, and 4 small copperplate engravings of desert fathers)
c1750-1794 — 34 English — [c1750 (View of Jerusalem, small Baptism of Jesus, Circumcision of Christ, 9 of the Tabernacle); c1750 Bloome (Elisha, Agar); c1750 two-sided (Adam and Eve, Noah, Jacob, Moses with horns); 1763 Sycamore tree from Dundee Family Expositor; c1775 from Wright Family Prayer Book (Jacob, Birth of Christ); c1775 from Southwell’s Universal Family Bible (fully engraved Frontis, Circumcision of Christ, Crucifixion, Passover); c1790 Moses from a Stackhouse; 1794 (Matrimony, Birth of Christ); 1799 (2 of Temple published by Edinburg: D. Schaw — Bible History)]
c1780 — 1 French — St. Peter after Titian
c1780  — 2 German Baroque — Ezekiel’s Vision, scene from Kings (like Klauber)
1790 — 1 after Raphael
c1790 — 4 small German — 2 Old and 2 New Testament pasted to album paper
18th Century — 4 English, Dutch — of Creation
1804 — 1 French — from the Ecole of Ligny, Christ healing the blind
c1820 — 6 (1 from USA) — of scenes of Eden, one with beautiful hand color
c1820 — 2 various — of Tabernacle
c1840 — 13 French — plans and views of the Temple (2 are of the Palace)
c1850 — 1 — of the Crucifixion
c1850 — 4 English — with hand color, Good Samaritan with color
Dec, 1875 (Nov-April) — 2 copies U.S. — article  called “The Site of Solomon’s Temple Discovered” — from NY, Scribner’s, Palestina, an illustrated magazine for the people
c1890 — 1 English — mezzotint, Christ as King
c1890 — 7 various — of Tabernacle, 4 with color
c1890 — 12 various — of the Temple, 3 with color
c1880 — 1 French — map of color map of Palestine
c1890 — 2 — English – steelcut engraving of the Entrance to the Holy Sepulchre, Ezekiel’s vision
c1900 — 3 U.S. — Keystone photographic stereoviews, one of Eden and two of the Schick Model of the Temple

c1950 — 1 German — linotype of the Hand of God by Schweiz
 

Miscellaneous Loose — 19th Century (183) — mostly Wood and Steel cut engravings: NOT INCLUDED IN TALLY AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

49. 1812 — 4 Old Testament woodcut plates from A New Family Bible …, Bungay: C. Brightly and Co. — Good impressions with foxing
c1815 — 29 small New Testament woodcut plates — cleaned
1840 — 4 woodcut plates of which 2 are maps from The New Testament …, Concord N.H.: Roby, Kimball, and Merrill — cleaned but still foxing and one clean tear
1848-1859 — 14 New Testament woodcut plates, Philadelphia: Jesper Harding — many with foxing into impressions, some with hand colors
c1850 —  29 steel engravings from a Stackhouse by Blackie and Son (England, Scotland, and the U.S.) including one hand colored map of Palestine — mostly Good with marginal spots and a few small marginal tears
c1850 — 1 hand colored steel engraving of Catholic Missions to the California Indians
c1850 — 7 steel engravings from a William Patton New Testament of which 3 are maps — Good but with typical foxing
1852 — 11 steel engravings from The Cottage Bible … by Thomas Williams — Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Co. — Old and New Testament including 1 map (foxing) — Good but for mostly marginal foxing
1853 — 14 engravings from The Family Commentary on the New testament …, New York: R. Martin (Henry and Scott) — Excellent impressions with foxing, some into impressions
1856 — 6 steel engravings from The Life of Saint Joseph …, New York: Edward Dunigan and Brother — beautiful but with foxing
1856/1860 — 12 steel engravings from The Life of the Blessed Virgin …, New York: Edward Dunigan and Brothers — most with tissue, fine but foxing, some into plate
c1860 —  43 steel engravings from a Fleetwood Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, London and New York: John Tallis and Company — Excellent impressions with some foxing, almost all marginal
1865 — 20 steel engravings and prints, Old and New Testaments, from The Holy Bible …, Dublin: James Duffy, and Sons, and Co. — excellent impressions with foxing, browning and some stains, mostly marginal
1892 — 8 color prints from Family Bible, Old and New Testament — Good

 

 

Seven Topics (all the engravings below are listed above and are already counted in the Tally at the top of the page)

Judaica 1690 — Goeree – large folding plate of Building of Tower of Babel
1727 — Moubach – 2 page Purim
1741 — Stackhouse - Passover
1744 — 2 Stackhouse – Passover, Synagogue
c1775 — Southwell’s Family Bible – Passover
Crucifixion 1690 — 1 Dutch — from Goeree’s Voor …
1713 — 1 Dutch — from a Keur Bible history
c1721 — 1 Dutch — a de Hooghe
1756 — 1 English — from a Stackhouse
c1775 — 1 English — from a Southwell
c1850 — 1 — from a life of Jesus
Here are the 6 on our website with images (the 7th the Mortier, is missing or listed elsewhere).
Eden 1566 — French – from a Sebastian Honorati Bible, Lyon – text map
?? — German – from a Munster edition – walled Eden
c1728 — from a Scheutchzer – Bedolach, … Crystall …
c1730 — Dutch - 2 maps on two attached pages – Place of Paradise
same — single page map – with hand color
c1820 — 1 - USA – handcolor of Paradise (Creation)
1 — English – from a Thomas Kelly Bible – The Forbidden Fruit
3 — from a Dore Bible
1 — a portrait of Eve from a Bibel
c1900 — 1 - stereo Keystone slide photo of “Where Tradition locates …”
Sinai 1700 — Dutch – from Mosaizea of Goeree – folding by Jan Luyken
1728 — 2 Dutch – from de Hondt – folding by G. Hoet (repeat)
c1725 — German or Dutch – from a Scheutchzer
c1725 — Dutch – cut out from a de Hooghe
Ezekiel's Vision

1513 — French – leaf from Sacon Concordance, text engraving
1598 — English – leaf Geneva Bible, London, Christopher Barker 10
?? — English – probably leaf from Barker Bible
1690 — Dutch – from Goeree - folding
1712 — French – cut out text engraving
c1720 — Dutch – plate cut from de Hooghe leaf
c1725 — Dutch – full page plate
1728 — 2 — Dutch – from de Hondt – full page plates
1728(?) — Dutch – cut out tail
c1750 — German - Klauber
c1890 — from a Dore Bible

The Tabernacle
(including ark, rituals, garb, etc.)

1493 — plate XXXIII from Nuremberg Chronicle
1521? — French – leaf w/ text woodcut from Sacon Concordance
c1550? — Belgian? – by Martin de Vos an John … - ark
1559 — from Bernard Solomon, de Tournes in Lyons, Figures Du Nouveau Testament
1581 — 3 — leaves from Biblia Sacra  (Jerome’s Vulgate)
1589 — English – leaf with text cut from Geneva Bible, London, Christopher Barker
1599 — leaf from The Geneva Bible, London, Christopher Barker
1615 — English – leaf with text cut from London, Christopher Barker Bible
c1683 — 4 Dutch — from the small Goeree
c1690 — Dutch – Engraving of Aaron, the High Priest, with caps
1700 — 18 Dutch – from Goeree’s Mosaizae – 4 folding, 13 single Jan Luykens, 1 cut out
1712 — 2 – French – text engravings cut from leaves
c1720 — German – folding Mart. Engelbrecht of Solomon
c1725 — Dutch – cut from an edition of de Hooghe
1728 — 2 – Dutch – from a de Hondt – folding plates by G. Hoet
c1731 – probably from Calmet
c1731 — 4 – Dutch – from a Calmet – 3 folding, 1 with hand color
c1735 — 16 German or Dutch – from Scheuchzer   
c1750 — 4 – English – from 4 different Bibles or Bible histories
c1750 — 5 various
c1820 — 2 various
c1890 — 7 – various – 4 with color
Here are the ones on the website.

The Temple
(including altars,
menorah, etc.)

1493 — 2 leaves (XVII, LXVII) from Nuremburg Chronicle – old hand color, Jerusalem and Temple
1506 or 1507 or 1520 — 5 German –– leaves each with text woodcut(s) with old (original?) hand color (menorah, camp, Noah’s ark, ark, tabernacle), in Latin
1534 — German – from Luther Bible – text woodcut by Melchior Schwartzenberg (Meister “m.S.”) on leaf – New Jerusalem
15??(?) — English – text cut on biblical leaf – Barker?
c1580 — French – woodcut leaf from Bible with view of Jerusalem (hand color)
1583 — 2 German Luther, Nurmburg, Kathrina Gerlachin/und Johanna vom Berg Erben
16??(?) — German?  - two cuts on leaf
c1683 — 5 Dutch — from the small Goeree (all folding)
1690 — 9 Dutch  –  8 large folding plates and one single from Goeree’s Voor …
1700 — 7 Dutch – from Goeree’s Mosaizae – 3 folding (1 huge), 4 single by Jan Luyken 
1704 — Dutch – text engraving on leaf from a Josephus
1712 — English – 2 side plate f rom a Blome Bible history
1712 — 5 French – text engravings cut from leaves
c1725 — Dutch – de Hooghe’s Temple – folding plate
c1725 — 2 plus 3 half pages – Dutch – from an edition of de Hooghe
1725-1731 — 21 Dutch – from a Calmet – 17 folding, two of these with hand color
1728 —1 Dutch – from a de Hondt – by Picart
c1735 — 16 German or Dutch – from Scheuchzer
1741 — Stackhouse
c1747 — Dutch – folding Jan Luyken
c1750 — Large stereo optical image of Solomon’s Temple, old hand color
c1750 — 4 German Baroque with 2/page (or vignette) – 1 of Jesus
c1750 — 16 various — including 2 folding
c1750 — French? – Plan of Jerusalem
c1750 — English – View of Jerusalem
1752(?) — folding from a Stackhouse Bible history
1799 — 2 Scotland – from Old and New Testament ... The History, Edinburgh, D. Schaw & Co.
c1840 — 12 French – from a series on the Temple, 2 of Palace
c1890 — looting of the Temple
late 1800’s — 11 – 3 with color
Dec, 1875 (Nov-April) — 2 copies – article called “The Site of Solomon’s Temple Discovered” –from NY, Scribner’s, Palestina, an illustrated magazine for the people 
c1900 — 2 of the same stereo Keystone slide photo of Schick's model of “Solomon’s Temple”
Here are the ones on the website.