De Dudaim of Mauz der Arabieren - Calmet (1725)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring. on A verge type of hand-laid paper. paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few tiny spots. Some original minor crinkles from binding. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1725
  • Overall size: 9,4 x 15,7 inch
  • Image size: 7,7 x 11,8 inch

Description: Antique print, titled: 'De Dudaim of Mauz der Arabieren' - This original old antique print shows the Dudaim or Mauz of the Arabs. Mandragora officinarum is a species of the plant genus mandrake. Historically, it has been associated with a variety of superstitious practices.

This plate originates from: '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 it's additons: '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.', by Augustines Calmet, published in Leiden, Amsterdam, by Samuel Luchtmans, R. & J. Wetstein en Smith 1725-1731. This is a reknown encyclopaedic dictionary on all aspects of the history, geography and culture of the Bible and Biblical times. This Dutch translation originates from Calmet's work in French including: 'Commentaire littéral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament ...', first published in Paris in 1707

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Antoine Augustin Calmet' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Augustinus Calmet'. Author: Antoine Augustin Calmet (1672-1757), French Benedictine. Translation by: translation by Mattheus Gargon (1661-1728), a minister in Vlissingen. Engravings in this work by A. de Putter, F. van Bleyswyk, M. Pool, Ph. van Gunst, etc.