PCT-62756

De Schepping der wereldt (..) - Calmet (1725)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Some minor crinkles. A few tiny spots. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1725
  • Overall size: 24.4 x 39.9 cm
  • Image size: 18.5 x 30.7 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'De Schepping der wereldt volgens de beschryving van Mozes.' - This original antique print shows the creation of the world according to Moses. Top engraving: creation of elements, spirtit of god spread over the water. Lower engraving: night and day.

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 'Antoine Augustin Calmet' after an anonymous artist. 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.