Edmundus Castellus S.T.D. Ecclesiae Christi Cantuariens: Canonicus etc. Aetat. 63 Anno 1669.
Engraving. Sheet 220 x 320mm. Trimmed to image. Repaired tear c.6cm through top of image.
Edmund Castell was an English orientalist [1606 - 1685]. His great work, the Lexicon Heptaglotton Hebraicum, Chaldaicum, Syriacum, Samaritanum, Aethiopicum, Arabicum, et Persicum (1669), took him eighteen years to complete, working (according to his own account) from sixteen to eighteen hours a day.
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