[Temple of Solomon]Erster Grund Kiß des Tempels Salomonis [...]
Engraving, sheet 565 x 520mm (22¼ x 20½"). Text in French and German; foxing; margins trimmed for binding; folds as issued.
Plan of the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, named after the king who had it built. The print claims to derive from designs by the Spanish Jesuit J.B. Villalpando, who with Jerónimo Prado wrote a commentary on the book of Ezekiel in which they calculated the size of the temple. Plate from Austrian architect Johann Bernard Fischer von Erlach's 'Entwurf einer historischen Architektur' ('Outline of Historical Architecture', first published 1721) , the first comparative architecture of all periods and nations. It was the most influential 18th century book illustrating Islamic architecture, treating Islamic and other eastern buildings with the same detail as the more canonical ancient buildings also included in the book.
For other views of the temple, see refs. 17616 and 20870
[Ref: 33410] £250.00