Hagadah shel Pesach. With commentary by Isaac Abrabanel.

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 82

Hagadah shel Pesach. With commentary by Isaac Abrabanel.

Additional engraved title depicting draped archway flanked by Moses and Aaron beneath vignette of Moses before the Burning Bush. Numerous engraved copper-plate illustrations within the text. Complete with <<FOLDING ENGRAVED HEBREW MAP OF THE HOLY LAND>> indicating the travels in the wilderness and the division of the Land among the Tribes of Israel. All accomplished by the proselyte Abram ben Jacob. Concluding Aschkenazic hymns provided with Judeo-German translations. ff. (1), 26, (1). Map laid in. Touch worn and lightly soiled, marginal paper repairs, new endpapers. Original mottled calf, with gilt-tooled device containing Hebrew title on covers, rubbed, expertly rebacked. Folio. Yudlov 93; Yaari 59; Yerushalmi 59-62.

Amsterdam: Asher Anshel & Partners 1695

Est: $8,000 - $10,000
<<The First Illustrated Amsterdam Hagadah.>> This is the first Hagadah (and one of the first Hebrew books) to contain copper-engraved illustrations. It also contains a fine folding map of the Land of Israel, one of the very earliest to be captioned in Hebrew. The first of two variants (see next lot).