Antique Print of the Tomb of Absalom by Meyer (1837)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Minor wear and foxing. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1837
  • Overall size: 25 x 18 cm.
  • Image size: 15 x 9 cm.

€ 62,50($ 73.56 / £ 57.07)

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.. Antique Print of the Tomb of Absalom by Meyer (1837)

Description: Antique print titled 'Das Absalonsche Mausoleum'. View of the Tomb of Absalom, also called Absalom's Pillar, an ancient monumental rock-cut tomb with a conical roof located in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. Originates from 'Meyers Universum'. 

Artists and Engravers: Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796 - June 27, 1856) was a German industrialist and publisher, most noted for his encyclopedia, Meyers Konversations-Lexikon. Meyer operated very successfully as a publisher, employing a system of serial subscription to publications, which was new at that time. To this end he founded a company, Bibliographisches Institut, in Gotha in 1826. It published several editions of the Bible, works of classical literature ("Miniatur-Bibliothek der deutschen Classiker", "Groschen-Bibliothek"), atlases, the world in pictures on steel engravings ("Meyers Universum", 1833–61, 17 volumes in 12 languages with 80,000 subscribers all over Europe), and an encyclopaedia.