Antiquitates Graecae Et Romanae A Viro maxime reverendo atque doctissimo Dn. Bernardo de Montfaucon pluribus olim voluminibus explantae et schematibus illustratae, nunc autem ad commodiorem studiosae iuventutis usum in compendium redactae et figuris aeneis forma minori exornatae a M. Iohanne Iacobo Schatzio. Notas criticas passim adiecit Iohannes Salomon Semler

Nuremberg: Georg Lichtensteger, 1757. leather_bound. 388 pages [5 leaves: Index rerum et uerborum memorabilium & Errata] 30 x 22 cm. Engraved frontispiece and 150 engraved plates. Before he became a Benedictine he served France as a soldier. As a novitiate Benedictine learned several ancient languages: Greek, Hebrew, Chaldean, Syriac, and Coptic. He was an astute scholar who founded the discipline of paleography, and is regarded as one of the founders of the modern discipline of archaeology. Montfaucon is largely responsible for bringing the Bayeux Tapestry to the attention of the public. This work presents various examples of Graeco-Roman, Egyptian and Assyrian art and antiquities. Minor offsetting of plates to text, some soiling to covers. Contemporary vellum, repaired and rebacked. Edges stained red. Very good. Item #22427

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