Flavius Joseph - Joodse Historien - 1665

Flavius Joseph - Joodse Historien - 1665
Judaica, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Book

Flavius Joseph
Joodse Historien ende Egesippi boecken. Anno 1665.
Printed by Jacobus Savry of the castle of Ghent and translated by L.V. Bos,
deputy vice-chancellor of the Latin School in Dordrecht.
34 × 22 × 7.5 cm.

A special edition in a larger format, richly illustrated in intaglio printing:
frontispiece with a baroque portico, dozens of engravings, highly animated: city views, palaces, landscapes, ceremonies, processions, genre scenes, fires, battles, murders and torture. Wonderful images.

Presumably re-bound in half parchment in the 19th century. Binding damaged.
The frontispiece and the first three pages are damaged at the bottom of the page. Later pages are good.

The 1665 edition of the work of Flavius Josephus is based on the original Greek text and revised on the basis of various manuscripts.

Two volumes, consecutively paginated in one binding. With index.
The first volume contains the twenty books of the Joodse Hiostorien and
a biography of Flavius Joseph, by himself.
The second volume contains: ‘De oorlog der Joden, in zeven boeken’, about the revolt against the Romans and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70.

Titus Flavius Josephus (Jerusalem, 37 AD - Rome, c. 100 AD)
was a Roman-Jewish historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestry. His two major works, Jewish Antiquities (c. 94 AD) and The Jewish War (c. 75 AD), focus on the first century AD, especially on the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation in the period 66-70 AD (the First Jewish-Roman War) that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70. Both works are present in this book.

Lot details
Number of Books
Judaica, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Flavius Joseph
Book Title
Joodse Historien
Publication year oldest item
Illustrated Edition
Original language
Jacobus Savry
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
34×22 cm
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