Lot 11031: Scheuchzer - Celestial or Navigation Engraving

Lot 11031: Scheuchzer - Celestial or Navigation Engraving

Est: $100 - $200
Sold: $70

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 17, 2019 11:00 AM EST
Franklin, TN, US

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Item Overview

Description: This fascinating, folio engraving is from Johann Jakob Scheuchzer’s Physica Sacra. The work was published in Augsburg und Ulm between 1731 and 1735. Each engraving features highly decorative borders which feature biblical and scientific depictions. The plates were by J. M. Fussli & J. D. Preissler.

Physica Sacra combined theological and scientific practices in an attempt to reconcile biblical passages with the new sciences of the time. The work is an extraordinary illustrated natural history work, and a great example of the decorative nature of the 18th century copper engraving.

Scheuchzer was a founder of paleobotany and European paleontology, as well as a professor of mathematics and physics. He believed the Old Testament was a factual account of the history of the world and set out to reconcile the Bible with modern sciences and thus prove the existence of God through Science.

Dimensions: ~ 9 1/2" by 15 1/4"

Artist or Maker: Johann Jakob Scheuchzer

Medium: Detailed Folio Engraving

Date: 1731-1735

Condition Report: Overall Excellent. There may be a few minor imperfections to be expected with age. Please review the image below carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature: Physica Sacra

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Auction Details

Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper

By Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

August 17, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Franklin, TN, US

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Shipping Terms: Shipping is handled within 1-3 business days of completed payment. Shipping is billed after the sale based on customers choice of service. We ship via USPS and FedEx and calculate based on the total package weight and destination. All shipments are insured, though to provide this some services may be required when shipping outside of the United States. We're glad to provide quotes and options of services.<br /> The buyer is responsible for paying the customs fees, duties, import taxes, and any related charges. Customs can cause delays in arrival of your shipment, which the seller has no control over. Please consider these charges and delays when making your purchase.<br />

Taxes: Tax is applied to TN state purchases at a rate of 9.25%.