Tafel der Toonbroden. Volgens de Jooden. [Table of the Showbread. According to the Jews].

Amsterdam: 1725-27.

Copperplate engraving and etching on verge-type hand laid paper, with watermark. Paper size is circa 28.5 x 48.5 cm; the image size is circa 20.5 x 32 cm. Table of Showbread (Lechem), part of the altar in the tabernacle. In a biblical or Jewish context "showbread" (or in the King James Version: "shewbread"), refers to the cakes or loaves of bread which were always present on a specially dedicated table in the Temple in Jerusalem as an offering to God. The image was used as a book illustration for Augustin Calmet’s, Het algemeen groot historisch, oordeelkundig, chronologisch, geografisch, en letterlyk naam- en woord-boek, van den gantschen H. Bijbel. Dienende tot de gedenk-stukken der Jooden en andere oudheden, ter opheldering der H. Schrift ... Nu in't Nederduitsch overgezet, merkelyk vermeerdert, en met aanmerkingen verrykt, door Mattheus Gargon.’ and: 'Byvogzel tot het algemeen groot ... Naam- en woord-boek ... En nu in zuiver Nederduitsch overgezet, merkelyk vermeerdert, en metv aanmerkingen verrykt, door Jakob van Ostade en Arn. Henr. Westerhovius, published in Leiden, Amsterdam, by Samuel Luchtmans, R. & J. Wetstein en Smith 1725-1731. This reknown encyclopaedic dictionary covers all aspects of the history, geography, and culture of the Bible and Biblical times. The Dutch translation originates from Calmet's work in French, Commentaire litteral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament ..., first published in Paris in 1707. Pencil location mark to verso, otherwise fine.

Price: $250.00

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