|Artist||Georg Daniel Heumann|
|Published||[Christian Ulrich Wagner, Ausburg and Ulm, 1731]|
|Dimensions||Image 285 x 180 mm, Sheet 307 x 185 mm|
A mountainous landscape with astronomical bodies depicted in the sky. From the German edition of Johann Jakob Scheuchzer's "Physica Sacra".
Inscription below image: "Genesis Cap. VII. V.II. Fenestra Coeli aperta" and the German translation of the inscription to the right.
Georg Daniel Heumann (1691-1759) was a German printmaker from Nuremberg.
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (August 2, 1672 – June 23, 1733) was a Swiss scholar born in Zürich. Scheuchzer published a variety of works, of which his writings relating to his scientific observations and his travels are often regarded as the most important. During his travels, he collected various materials for his scientific works. He believed the Old Testament gave a factual account of the history of the earth and therefore makes references to the 1611 King James Bible in his masterpiece, the "Physica Sacra".
Condition: Strong impression. Trimmed within plate mark. Minor overall time toning.