Josephus brought before the Emperor Vespasian, who orders him to be restored to Liberty, his Chains to be broken, and afterwards confers on him great Honours and REward. 

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Resource ID

13128

Access

Open

Title

Josephus brought before the Emperor Vespasian, who orders him to be restored to Liberty, his Chains to be broken, and afterwards confers on him great Honours and REward.

Date of Original

1792-1793

Special Collection

Bentley-Blake Collection

Creator

Tookey, James, engraver

Format

1 leaf : illustration ; 39 x 23 cm

Storage Location

Rare Books

Notes

Plate opposite page 423: 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.

Catalogue Number

Blake no.744

Copyright

Public Domain

Subject

Jews -- Antiquities
Jews -- History

Sequence

0744

Contributor(s)

Ramberg, Johann Heinrich, 1763-1840, illustrator

Item

Art print

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