A Plan of the City of Babylon According to Herodotus and F. Kircher

Method Copper engraving
Artist After Antoine Augustine Calmet
Published 1732
Dimensions Image 283 x 420 mm, Plate 320 x 440 mm, Sheet 383 x 458 mm
Notes Plate 236 from Vol. I of an English printing of An Historical, Critical, Geographical, Chronological and Etymological Dictionary of the Bible.

A plan view of the city of Babylon according to Herodotus and F. Kircher. The walled city is seen in the centre with important landmarks illustrated including the Tower of Babel, the King's Palace, and the gardens. In the foreground are groups of figures with one riding an elephant.

Antoine Augustine Calmet (1672-1757) was a French Benedictine monk and theologian, who published several volumes of pioneering studies which utilized historical and factual information in order to interpret and understand Bible stories. His major work was a multi-volume work known in English as Calmet's Dictionary of the Bible. That work and his later reworkings and additions to that text were widely admired and translated into many languages in the 1720s and 30s, including Dutch.

Condition: Vertical centre fold as issued, tear to bottom of centre fold, toning to sheet, some darkening surrounding centre fold.
Framing unmounted
Price £120.00
Stock ID 48961