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SCHEUCHZER, JOHANN JAKOB (1672-1733) - Garden of Eden and Expulsion from Paradise.

SCHEUCHZER, JOHANN JAKOB (1672-1733) - Garden of Eden and Expulsion from Paradise.
Garden of Eden and Expulsion from Paradise. - SCHEUCHZER, JOHANN JAKOB (1672-1733)
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Title : Garden of Eden and Expulsion from Paradise..
Map maker : SCHEUCHZER, JOHANN JAKOB (1672-1733).
Date : Augsburg/Ulm, 1731-1735.
Size : 12.2 x 7.7 inches. / 31.0 x 19.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :A set of 4 copper engravings; overall size 41 x 24 cm each .
from Scheuchzer's 'Kupfer-Bibel, in welcher die Physica Sacra, oder geheiligte Natur-Wissenschafft derer in Heil. Schrifft vorkommenden Natürlichen Sachen.'
Each plate is surrounded by elaborate scroll work and plants and animals. Plate XXVI (Gen.II.v.16.17) shows Adam in the Garden of Eden.- Plate XXVII (Gen.II.v.21.22) depicts Eve emerging from Adam's rib.- Plate XXVIII (Gen.III.v.1) the serpent leads Adam and Eve into temptation.- Plate XXIX (Gen.IIIv.7.) Adam and Eve are covering themselves in fig leaves.
Scheuchzer was born in Switzerland as the son of the town physician. He studied medicine and mathematics in various European cities, and in 1696, returned to his home town where he was instated as a junior town physician. Shortly afterwards, he obtained professorship in mathematics and was promoted to a chair of Physics. Months before his death in 1733, he was made senior town physician in Zurich. - He published c 34 works, most of them relating to scientific topics. He even published one of the first large scale maps of Switzerland, engraved by E. Schalch. Being also known for his interest in palaeontology, he had a fossilised sceleton named after him. - The here shown copper engraved plates are from his description of the Natural History as depicted in the Bible, comprising with the relevant verse reference, given in Latin and German.
It is unusual to get the complete set together in such excellent condition.
Condition : Laid paper; watermarked; nice sharp impression; occasionally. some faint creases and scratches; otherwise excellent condition.


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