18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible

This amazing woodcut is a true gem of baroque art. It depicts The Tower of Babel and was made in 1753 by the artist Isnard from Strasbourg. It shows not only a depiction of The Tower of Babel, but also a description of it according to Moses book of Genesis in the bible. The woodcut is very fine and a true piece of art.

About The Tower of Babel:

The Tower of Babel is a Near Eastern etiological myth that is recorded in the Jewish Tanakh's first book (Genesis); it is meant to explain the origin of different languages. According to the story, a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, came to the land of Shinar. There they agreed to build a city and a tower "tall enough to reach heaven"; seeing this, God, confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world.

Provenance: Biblia - Die ganze Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, Verteutschet durch Doct. Martin Luther. Anjetzo über die alten Sammarien, Concordanzen, Zeit-Lehr-Historien- und Namen-Register, Mit nutzlichen, einem jeden Verf. Beygefügten, Auslegungen, accurat- und vollkommenen Summarien am Rand, Neuen und lehrreichen Vorreden über viele Bücher beyder Testamenten, Vorstellung der vornehmsten Materien oben auf einer jeglichen Blat, Vermehrung der Parallel-Stellen, Einrückung der Chronologen und Unterscheidung der Haupt- und Macht-Sprüchen durch eine besondere Schrifft, Gott zu Ehren und allen Heils-begierigen Seelen zum Unterricht und Trost versehen und herausgegeben durch M. Friedrich Battier und M. Theodor Gernler, Weiland Dienere am Heil.

Artist: Isnard from Strasbourg

Published: Basel, 1753

Paper Size: circa 9 1/2 " x 15 1/2"

Condition : Very good and untrimmed. One tiny damage next to the woodcut of the tower - doesn't touch the picture (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)

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Item ID: a243

18th Century Woodcut Print of The Tower of Babel by Isnard from a 1753 Martin Luther Bible

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