Evae ex Costa Adami productio (..) - Tyroff (1731)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. A few spots outside the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1731
  • Overall size: 23.9 x 38.4 cm
  • Image size: 19.3 x 31 cm

109,50 €

Description: Antique print, titled: 'XXVII: Genesis Cap. II. v. 21. 22. Evae ex Costa Adami productio (…).' - This original antique print shows a scene from Genesis in the Old Testament; Eve is made from Adam's rib.

This fine print originates from: 'Physica Sacra' by Johann Jakob Scheuchzer. Scheuchzer believed that the Old Testament was a factual account of the history, of the world. He initiated a major project to explain Biblical events in terms of physics, medicine, and natural history. His aim was to prove the existence of God through science, but the Swiss authorities initially refused to grant him a permit to publish it. Eventually a lushly illustrated edition of this extraordinary work was printed between 1731 and 1735 in the important German publishing center Augsburg. Entitled 'Jobi physica sacra oder Hiobs Natur-Wissenschaft verglichen mit der heutigen', the work became known as the Physica Sacra or the Kupfer-Bibel. It became famous for its elaborate baroque illustrations, in which each biblical story was framed with an architectural border containing details relevant to the chapter depicted. The plates were engraved by the best engravers of its time incl. Sperling, Corvinus, Friedrich, Heumann, Sedlezky, Tyroff a.o.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'M. Tyroff' after 'Johann Jakob Scheuchzer'. Engraved by 'M. Tyroff'. Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (August 2, 1672 – June 23, 1733) was a Swiss scholar born at Zürich.