10 JERUSALEM Onomasticon urbium.. Sacrae Scripturae 208


Description: From Duke of Alba Library

Onomasticon urbium et locorum Sacrae Scripturae: seu liber de locis Hebraicis, graece primum ab Eusebio Caesariensi. deinde latinè scriptus ab Hieronymo, in commodiorem vero ordinem redactus, variis addidamentis auctus, notisque & tabula geographica Judae

Jacques Bonfrere

Amstelaedami.Rud &Gerh Wetstenios 1711.


The Dukes of Alba´s Copy with his personal ex libris.Title page, 6 leaves and 192 pages with a large folding map of the holy land by Bonfrerio. (joint with) Geographia Sacra ex veteri et Novo testamento desumta et in tabular quatuor concinnata. Index geographicus .auctore Nic Sanson Title page,engraved frontispiece,111 pgs, 3 folding maps of the holy land. Index geographicus with 51 pgs. Original blind-stamped roman vellum binding.slightly rubbed.title written on spine. A very nice copy with an exceptional provenance from the most important noble spanish family since the middle ages.
The ex libris was designed by Francisco Carnicero and engraved by Manuel Salvador Carmona prominet figures in the royal entourage as drawers and printers. The Alba´s library was dismantled in the XIX century (but partially) and several generations of Dukes were important bibliophiles that assembled a magnificent library with books coming from different family branches that were incorporated.Nowadays is considered one of the most important private libraries in Europe. This book is one of the few that were sold out during this short time of cash-strapped. Books from the Alba´s library are very rare to cme up for sale.
  • Number: 2080123
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum