Title: Biblia, Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture, ...
Publisher: Jacob Lindenberg, Amsterdam
Publication Date: 1702
Book Condition: Very Good
Large folio (380 x 245mm). Engraved title page with figures of Moses and Christ above oval portrait of Martin Luther enclosed in frame of putti topped with swan, all in architectural setting incised with vignettes of Moses receiving the Law, Christ’s Last Supper and Baptism, mounted by Apocalyptic Lamb holding open book inscribed with Psalm 40:8-9 and John 5:39. Pagination: , 1-278, 112, 70, 132 (misnumbering common but appears complete). Added pictorial engraved title pages for Old and New Testament. Integral portrait of Adolf Visscher by Jonas Suyderhoef (repaired at lower right corner); 4 double-page engraved maps by Romeyn de Hooghe of 1) Orbis per Creationem (World at the time of Creation); 2) Palestine and the Levant; 3) Map of the Mediterranean showing Greece, Cyprus and Anatolia; 4) Map of the Mediterranean for the Travels of St. Paul; all extra engraved with biblical vignettes or tabernacle implements. Extensively illustrated throughout with 63 full-page and 13 half-page engraved plates, nearly all of the full-page plates are with 2 images in vignette form by de Hooghe, beginning almost all Bible books, including Books of Prophets and Apocrypha. Printed in Dutch in double column. Printed marginalia. Few engraved or woodcut tailpieces. Period diced calf over beveled wooden boards embossed with central interlaced lozenge, brass corner pieces and hinges, but lacking clasps; (edges slightly chipped at beginning, overall toned with age some stains, some of the maps trimmed close but otherwise clean, joints splitting affecting some internal leaves, spine with minor loss, overall a historical volume with great appeal). An immense biblical tome five inches thick from cover to cover, beautifully bound, probably for a church or religious institution. Deaccessioned from the Pacific School of Religion, but with no markings other than the pictorial bookplate of John Howell, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" to front pastedown. Adolph Visscher’s Dutch translation of the Luther Bible in period binding. In 1648 Adolph Visscher of the Lutheran Church in Amsterdam revised a previous Mennonite translation of Luther’s German Bible. This became the standard Bible or "State Bible" (Statenbijbel) of Dutch Lutherans. This 1702 printing is a revision of Visscher’s Bible translation, which was in use, occasionally revised, until 1951. Illustrated throughout with engravings by Romeyn de Hooghe of the Rubens School, the engravings represent some of the most significant for the Dutch book illustrator. This suite of illustrations was bound in a number of different translations and editions of the Bible during this period. Progress in the knowledge of biblical languages as well as the development of biblical refutation increased the demand for new versions of the Dutch Bible – In fact, a Keur translation of the "States Bible" appeared this same year. This is a historical state of Visscher’s Dutch "States translation," also known as the Lindenberg edition, which was in fact a universally accepted Protestant Bible, this volume maintaining the four original maps, some of the finest to appear in 18th century bibles. Bookseller Inventory # D9150
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