1324. [Plantin Press - Judaica]

ARIAS MONTANO, Benito

Antiquitatum Iudaicarum libri IX. in quis, praeter Iudaeae, Hierosolymorum & Templi Salomonis accuratam delineationem, praecipui sacri ac profani gentis ritus describuntur.

Leiden, Plantin Press (Fr. Raphelengius), 1593

4to: [4]-200 pp. (toned, minor worming in blank inner margin quires N-Aa, partly repaired).

Contemp. blind-ruled calf, covers with gilt corner pieces, spine with 4 raised bands (sl. loosening, rubbed at edges, joints splitting, head and tail def.). Good copy.

Influential description of Hebrew (OT) rites by the Spanish theologian, and supervisor of Plantin’s Polyglot Bible, Arias Montano (1527-1598). With 5 folding maps and plans and 10 folding plates (of 11, Pl. "P" missing), and a sm. engr. on p. 126. Printed in 2 col. With the rare world map from Plantin’s Polyglot (state 2 = Shirley 125, does not mention our book).
Ref. STCN 840368631. - Typogr. Bat. 284. - Adams M-1630.
Prov. Old ownership entry on title (deleted).

€ 2.000 / 3.000

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