De Tabernaculo Foederis – Scientific Temple Study – Paris, 1720 – Engravings, Including a Map of Jerusalem

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De Tabernaculo foederis, de sancta civitate Jerusalem, et de Templo ejus [The Ark of the Covenant, Holy Jerusalem and the Temple], by Bernard Lamy. Paris: Joannem Mariette (Jean Mariette), 1720. Latin.
An important study by mathematician, philosopher and Oratorian Bernard Lamy (1640-1715), attempting to scientifically reconstruct the design of the Temple and its vessels based on a variety of sources (the Bible, Maimonides, Josephus Flavius and others). With engraved plates after Ferdinand Delamonce (some double-spread or folding): The Temple, its vessels, the Temple Mount, a map of Jerusalem, the priests' vestments, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel and more.
[15] leaves, 1361 columns, [29] leaves + [20] engraved plates (some of them double-spread or folding). Approx. 39 cm. Good condition. Stains and minor blemishes. Tears, some reinforced with tape, to engraved plates and several leaves. Elegant vellum binding, embossed, slightly damaged and stained.
Jerusalem and the Temple – Maps and Prints
Jerusalem and the Temple – Maps and Prints