Herod the Great in search of Treasure, breaking open the Royal Sepulchre of King David, when two of his attendants were Killed by Lightening, during the Sacrilegious Attempt.
Grainger, W., engraver
1 leaf : illustration ; 39 x 23 cm
Plate opposite page 257: Josephus, Flavius. The whole genuine and complete works of Flavius Josephus. London : Printed for C. Cooke ..., [1792-1793].
The plates are engraved by Grignion (17), Tookey (6), Heath (4), Blake (3), Jas. Neagle (3), Scot (2), Collier (2), Noble (2), Sharp (2), Morris, Smith, Warren, Sparrow, Parker, Warner, Page and Grainger. Illustrators for the plates include C.M. Metz (19), T. West (10), Stothard (5), Luykin (3), Ramberg (3), C. Cooke (2), Corbould, Salvator Rosa, Trepisian, Weston, C. Graves, and Moreau. The remaining ten plates were unsigned.
Includes 3 engravings by William Blake: "The parting of Lot and Abraham, after seperating their flocks, &c." (Metz delin.) (opposite page 13); "The Battle of Ain, & the destruction of the city, by the army of Joshua" (Stothard delin.) (opposite page 64); "The fugitive Shechemites burnt and suffocated in the holds of their retreat by order of King Abimelech" (Metz delin.) (opposite page 76).
Imprint date from Bentley.
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Jews -- Antiquities
Jews -- History
West, T., illustrator