PRADO, JERONIMO AND JUAN BAUTISTA VILLALPANDO.
In Ezechielem explanationes et apparatus urbis, ac templi heirosolymitani. Rome: Carolus Vuilliettus, 1596-.
3 volumes. Folio (414 x 260 mm). [Hebrew]10 A-Z, Aa-Ee6 Ff4(-Ff4, blank?) 2 A-H6 I4; 6 4 a-f6 g8 14 folding plates, n-Z Aa-Ee6 Ff8 Gg4+1 Hh-Ll6 Mm6+2 Nn-Zz, Aaa-Hhh6; 8 A-E6 F4 G-V6 X-Y4 Z6 Aa-Ee6 Ee4 Ff-Mm6 Nn4 Oo2 [2 folding leaves] Pp-Tt6 Vu4 Xx6 Yy8 Zz, Aaa-Eee [folding leaves] Fff-Iii6 Kkk4(-blank Kkk4).Engraved titles, 28 plates, many of which are folding, 8 folding tables, one of which in red and black, woodcuts in the text. Early vellum, green and tan leather gilt-lettered spine labels. Some brief repairs to a few leaves and plates, a few instances of dampstain, later endpapers, minor shelfwear, head and tail of second volume rubbed.
FIRST EDITION. Villalpando continued the work of Jesuit scholar Prado in this ambitious and beautifully illustrated study that attempts to reconstruct the Temple of Solomon and ancient Jerusalem based upon the vision of the prophet Ezekiel. The material on Jewish coins and weights and measure has been of considerable interest. Adams 2050.