Prophets, Oracles, and Sacrifices

Spiegel der Sibyllen, van Vierderley Vertooningen ... Seer rykelijk verçiert met allerhande raare Kopere platen, waar onder de XII Sibyllen.

Amsterdam: Gedrukt [by Hendrik Harmensz] voor d'Autheur, waar by dit werk ook te bekomen is, op de Bloemgraft, omtrent de drukkery van d'Heer Blaauw : en by Timotheus ten Hoorn, Boekverkooper in de Nes, naast de Brakke-Gront, 1685.

Price: $3,000.00

About the item

First edition. Engraved pictorial title page and 36 engraved plates (20 folding) by Jan Luyken and others (including the 12 Sibyls). Collation: *-2*4, A-GF4 . Bound without *1 (half title?). [xiv], 938, [30, indices & list of plates] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Prophets, Oracles, and Sacrifices. Contemporary calf, recent period spine. Light marginal dampstaining to last few leaves, some wear to board edges. Contents generally fresh and clean, plates clean, well inked impressions. Very good plus. Van Eeghen, P.J. & C. Luyken, 91; Klaversma & Hannema, 77; Alden 685/11-12 (with variant titles).

Item #221921

Four-part work on religion in the ancient world, the early modern world, the Sibylline Oracles, and divine revelation, richly illustrated with plates. Pp. 312-26 concern the Cape of Good Hope (showing the Hottentots) and New World practices, with two plates depicting aboriginal customs in Florida and Mexico. Pp. 421-45 contain an account of the Jewish false messiah Shabbetai Tsvi, with a plate depicting scenes from his life. The Twelve Sibyls are depicted in the fourth section

The engraved title and 4 plates are by Jan Luyken (4 signed in the plate); 10 plates are signed C. Decker; and 7 are signed T. Doesburgh.