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Scheuchzer - 1731

These are finely crafted copperplate engravings on handmade laid paper.  Perhaps, more than any book of the time, the author tried to illustrate the scientific details in bible descriptions.  Engraved frames often contain more or less loosely connected scientific illustrations as in detail to the right. (All prints are roughly the same size though thumbnails differ.)
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I Paral. (Chron.) Cap. XXI. v. 26. Ignis Davidi Oraculum [Ditto in German].  G. D. Heuman sculps. Tab. CCCCXCVII.
Subject: "And David built there an altar to the Lord, and offered ... offerings..., and called upon the Lord; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering."
Page size:  16.5" x 10"; Image size: 10.5" x 7.5" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil and number at bottom right margin and a few margin smudges but basically fantastic. #S11  Keywords: 1Chronicles21 SOLD
Exodi Cap. XXIV. V. 10. Coelum sub Deo Sapphirinum [Ditto in German].  H. Sperling. sculps. Tab. CLXXI.
Subject: "... and they [Moses, Aharon, Nadav and Avihu, and seventy elders] saw the God of Yisra'el: and there was under his feet a kind of paved work of sapphire stone, and as it were the very heaven for clearness."
Page size:  16.5" x 10"; Image size: 10.75" x 7.25" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil and number at bottom right margin and a small bottom margin tear. Cost:  $60   #S12  Keywords: Exodus24
I. Sam Cap. XVII. v. 4-7. Goliath Gigas [Ditto in German].  Catharina[!!] Sperlingin sculps. Tab. CCCXCIV.
Subject: "And there went out a champion out of the camps of the Pelishtim...whose height was six cubits and a span. And he had a helmet of brass..., and he was armed with a body armour of scales..."
Page size:  14.5" x 9.75"; Image size: 11.5" x 775" Condition:  good impression w/ old price, date, and numbers in pencil at bottom right margin; a few folds at margins; a smudge near writing, not in image; possibly cleaned. Cost:  $50   #S13  Keywords: 1Samuel17 David
Levitici Cap. XI. v. 29. Mustla, Talpa, Mus, Glis [Ditto in German].  I. G. Pintz sculps. Tab. CCLX.
Subject: "These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the rat, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind." Not clear what the strange animal is on bottom right with legs coming out of its head.
Page size:  14.5" x 9.75"; Image size: 11.25" x 8" Condition:  very good, subtle impression w/ old price, numbers, and date in pencil at bottom right margin; a few spots and smudges in margin; possibly cleaned. #S14  SOLD
Exodi. Cap. XVI. v. 4-35. Mannae collectio [Ditto in German].  I. G. Prinz sculp. Tab. CLIX.
Subject: "... Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain portion every day ..." Beskets are pictured on the top of the frame, the cloud is in the background, and the people are putting manna in baskets.
Page size:  16.5" x 10.25"; Image size: 10.75" x 7.5" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil and number at bottom right margin; right top margin a bit frayed as expected, etc.; otherwise flawless and beautiful. Cost:  $60   #S10  Keywords: Exodus16
Exod. Cap. XVI. v. 20. Manna afseruata  [Ditto in Greek and German].  I. A. Fridrich sculps. Tab. CLX.
Subject: Manna was gathered but left until the morning "and it bred worms and stank." The remarkable frame shows insects that could have bred in the manna.
Page size:  16.5" x 10.25"; Image size: 10.75" x 7.5" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil and number at bottom right margin; a piece torn from left margin would be bothersome if not to be framed; otherwise magnificant. #S9  SOLD
Exod. Cap. VIII. v. 2-7. Plaga Ranarum [Ditto in German].  I. G. Pinz sculp. Tab. CXXIV.
Subject: The plague of frogs. Aaron stretches his hands over the river to make frogs. The magicians make frogs also. You have to look close for the jumping frogs.
Page size:  16.5" x 10"; Image size: 11" x 7.25" Condition:  fine, impression w/ old price in pencil and number at bottom right margin and a bit of typical damage to left margin; overall - beautiful. Cost:  $60   #S8  Keywords: Exodus8
I Reg. Cap. XVIII. v. 42-44. Elias Tempestatem pranuntians [Ditto in German].  G. D. Heuman sculps. Tab. CCCCLXXI.
Subject: Elijah on Mt. Carmel, crouching with face between his knees and talking with servant: "Go up now, look towards the sea...Behold, a little cloud is ascending from the sea, like a man's hand..." (see details)
Page size:  16.5" x 10.25"; Image size: 11.25" x 8" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil and number at bottom right margin and one small tear at lower margin edge; margins not shown in scan; overall - beautiful. Cost:  $60   #S7  Keywords: 1Kings18
Genesis. Cap. XLI. v. 5-7.22-27. Pharaonis Somnium [Ditto in German].  M. Tyroff sculpsit. Tab. CIV.
Subject: Pharaoh's second dream of the seven good and bad ears of corn. "...seven ears of corn came up on one stalk, plump and good...seven ears, thin and blasted by the east wind ...And the seven thin ears devoured the seven plump and full ears." (see details)
Page size:  16.5" x 10"; Image size: 11.5" x 7" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil at bottom right margin and rough left margin edge; overall - beautiful. Cost:  $60   #S6  Keywords: Genesis41
Exodi. Cap. IV. v. 6,7. Lepra immifsa et amifsa [Ditto in German].  G. D. Heuman sculp. Tab. CXIX.
Subject: Moses at burning bush looks at his hand when the Lord gives him a sign by turning his hand to disease and then again to health. "... he put his hand into his bosom again; and when he took it out..., behold, it was turned again as his other flesh." (see detail)
Page size:  16.5" x 10"; Image size: 12" x 7.75" Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price in pencil at bottom right margin and small, inoffensive tears at edge; good margin cut off in scan; overall - beautiful.
Cost:  $60   #S5  Exodus4 leprosy

Iob (Job). Cap. XII. v. 7. Interroga Aves [Ditto in German].  C. Lichtensteger sculps. Tab. DXVII.
Subject:  Job sitting and pointing to and wondering about many types of birds. Margins have birds and things made from feathers, etc. "But ask now the ... birds of the sky, and they shall tell thee." (see detail)
Page size:  15.5" x 9.5"; Image size: 11" x 8"
Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price and number in pencil; overall - beautiful.
#S4  SOLD

Levitici. Cap. XIII. v. 29-37. Psora, Tinea [Ditto in German].  G. D. Heuman sculps. Tab. CCLXIX.
Subject:  "(29) And when a man or woman hath a plague upon the head ... (37) and the priest shall pronounce him clean." (see details)
Page size:  15.5" x 9.5"; Image size: 11" x 7.5"
Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ old price and number in pencil; overall -beautiful.
Cost:  $60   #S3  Keywords: Leviticus13

Genesis Cap. IX. v. 12.-17. Signum Iridis ....  [Ditto in German]  B. S. Sedlezky sculp. Tab. LXV.
Subject:  Noah and family at the altar; ark on Mt. Ararat and the rainbow; an apparently mystical symbol at the top
Page size:  15.5" x 9.5"; Image size: 11" x ~7"
Condition:  fine, subtle impression w/ a few minor tears and spots at extreme margins
Cost:  $60   #S1  Keywords: Genesis9

Genesis Cap. 43 v.29.Cap. 45 v.2.3.14.15 Josephus fratribus manifestatus  [Ditto in German]  H. Sperling sculp. Tab. CVI
Subject:  Apparently the weeping eye at top shows the tears of all present when Joseph revealed himself to his brothers.
Page size:  12.25" x 7.75"; Image size: 10.5" x ~7.25"
Condition:  pleasant impression w/ small brown spot at right margin; inexpertly trimmed at margin - invisible if framed
#S2  SOLD