Title: Alle de werken, behelzende twintig boeken van de Joodse oudheden, 't verhaal van zyn eygen leeven, de histori van de oorlogen der jooden tegens de Romeynen, zyne twee boeken tegen Apion, en zyne beschryving van den marteldood der Machabeen : waarbij komt het gezantschap van Philo aan den keyzer Kaligula, 1704
Author: Flavius Josephus; Willem Sewel; Robert Arnauld
A first Dutch edition of the complete historical works of Josephus, translated from French by Sewel, and based off the Greek translation by Havercamp. First soldier, then slave, and lastly historian and hagiographer of priestly and royal ancestries, Josephus recorded Jewish history in the first century, with significant events such as the first Jewish-Roman War. Outside of the Gospels, Josephus is often credited for recording some of the earliest history of Christ.
This work is richly illustrated throughout by siblings Jan and Kasper Luiken, with 209 illustrations, and 14 of 15 folding plates/maps/plans/views.
Three parts bound into one volume in folio, (38)+482[actually 480], (2)+483-782+(30), 113+(11) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding. The front board is cracked at the joints, and just barely holding on by several threads. There is also what appears to be some type of mold on the boards. There is foxing and staining throughout, with several tears to leaves affecting text.