Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

Figurae et Imagines Bibliorum – Album of Biblical Etchings – Köln, ca. 1600

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Sold for: $688
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Figurae et Imagines Bibliorum, album of biblical etchings. Köln: Johann Bussemacher, [ca. 1600?].
Album of etchings published by German engraver and publisher Johann Bussemacher. 33 etchings (out of 40?), depicting scenes from the book of Genesis – the creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, the war of the four kings with the five kings, Jacob's Ladder and more. The etchings are attributed to artist Symon Novelanus.
The album is incomplete and contains etchings nos. 1-9, 11-24, 27, 29, 31 and 32 (numbered in the plate) and six unnumbered etchings. Album: 26X33.5 cm. Good-fair overall condition. Stains, creases and several tears (slightly affecting prints). Restored tears to first page. Minor worming to bottom margins of all leaves. One leaf trimmed at bottom margin. Ink notations to verso of one leaf and to inside front board. Bookplate to inside front board. Leather-covered binding, worn.
Bibles and Biblical Prints
Bibles and Biblical Prints