Josephus in a Cave, after the Siege and Destruction of Jotapata, casting Lots with his Companions, which should first destroy each other, in order to avoid dying by the hands of the Romans, when only Josephus with one of his Companions escaping the dreadful Catastrophe, they surrendered themselves to the Romans, by whom they were honourably treated.
Grainger, W., engraver
1 leaf : illustration ; 39 x 23 cm
Plate opposite page 399: 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.
See Catalogue Link below for full Victoria University Library catalogue record.
Jews -- Antiquities
Jews -- History
Ramberg, Johann Heinrich, 1763-1840, illustrator