Ten extremely rare engraving from Sternsche Bibel (Stern's Bibel)
In good conditions with light spots of moisture, brown spots
A major artistic work by Matthias Scheits were the illustrations for a picture Bible, which was published by Johann and Heinrich Stern in Lüneburg in 1672 - it is generally known under the name Sternsche Bibel. With its 153 copper engravings, which fourteen different engravers in Augsburg, Nuremberg and Amsterdam were involved in.
Mass production was out of the question in 1672. So it happened that only 500 copies of the so-called Stern's Bible were bound. It was produced in the Stern book printer in Lüneburg. In its time it was the most richly illustrated edition of the Bible in Germany and thus of great influence for the design of biblical scenes. Stern's Bible advanced to become one of the most popular picture Bibles of the 17th and 18th centuries. Of the original 500 copies, only six have survived.
There were 14 engraver involved in this piece, one of them Melchior Küsel (1674 / 77-1738) was the most important engraver for the depictions of the Old Testament, but not represented in the New Testament because he was against it - like his brother Matthias Küsel (1629-1681) and Philipp Kilian (1628-1693).
Matthias Scheits (around 1625 Hamburg - around 1700 Hamburg), was a German Baroque painter.
According to Houbraken he was in Hamburg while Johannes Voorhout was there and though he had initially trained in Haarlem under Philips Wouwerman, he later painted farm & village scenes in the manner of David Teniers. Voorhout met him while he was working on historical sketches that were later published under his own name as prints of the old and new testament.
Georg Matthäus Vischer (22 April 1628 – 13 December 1696) was an Austrian topographer, cartographer, engraver and parish priest in Leonstein (Upper Austria) and Vienna.
Vischer was born in Wenns (Tyrol). Despite his clerical vocation, geography and topographical surveys were Vischer's true calling. On behalf of nobility and clergy he compiled maps and created engravings and drawings of more than 1000 cities, castles, manors, abbeys and cloisters in the regions of Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Upper Styria, Lower Styria, Moravia and Hungary. In most cases Vischer's engravings are amongst the oldest preserved depictions of these structures. He is regarded as one of the most important Austrian cartographers and topographers of his time. He died, aged 68, in Linz (Upper Austria).
Johann Georg Waldreich (Waldtreich) (traceable 1660-1680), German engraver.
- Matthias Scheits, Georg Matthäus Vischer, Johann Georg Waldreich
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Ten extremely rare engraving from Sternsche Bibel (Stern's Bibel)
- 1700 und früher
- Signiert in der Platte
- First edition
- Guter Zustand
- 5×220×315 mm