We use cookies to improve your experience online. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our cookies policy.

‘Picasso and Paper’ tickets are sold out for Friends and the public. Sign up to our newsletter to hear when more tickets are made available.

search results

Previous Showing result 13 of 19 Next


The Old and New Testament Connected in the History Of The Jews and Neighbouring Nations, From The Declension of the Kingdom of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ. - By Humphrey Prideaux, D.D. Dean of Norwich. - Part I. Vol. I. (- Part II. Vol. IV.) - The Tenth Edition. -

Humphrey Prideaux

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London:: Printed for R. Knaplock in St. Paul's Church-Yard, J. Tonson in the Strand. -, MDCCXXIX.

Physical Description

4 vols.; 199 mm. (Octavo.)

General Note

Vol. I: [vi], xxxii, 364 p., frontis., [4] pl. (fold.); illus. - Vol. II: p.[365]-819, [39], frontis., [1] pl. (fold). - Vol. III: [iii-]xxvi, 520 p., frontis., [2] pl. (fold.). - Vol. IV: p.521-942, [64], frontis., [1] pl. (fold.). The plates carry no plate numbers, but each indicates the page next to which is to be placed (sometimes indicating two page-numbers, one for this octavo and one for the folio edition).


Vol. I: [Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - The Preface [1715] - [Text, Part I, Books I-IV, with pl.]. - Vol. II: [Frontis., t.p.] - [Text] - A Chronological Table To The Foregoing History - Index To The First Part. - Vol. III: [Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - The Preface [1717-18] - [Text, Part II, Books I-V, with pl.]. - Vol. IV: [Frontis., t.p.] - [Plate (map)] - [Text] - A Chronological Table To The Foregoing History - Index To The Second Part.

Responsibility Note

The four frontispieces and the view of the Tabernacle in Vol. I are signed as engraved by P. Fourdrinier. All other plates are unsigned, apart from the last plate (map) in Vol. I, which is signed as engraved by Hulett.

The work is dedicated by the author, Humphrey Prideaux, to Daniel, Earl of Nottingham.


ESTC., T125111

Summary Note

In his Preface Prideaux acknowledges his debt to James Ussher's Annales Veteris et Novi Testamenti (1650-4).

The plates show: Vol. I. [frontis.] 'Iudea (represented by a Woman) in Captivity ...'; [1] 'Palaestina Seu Terra Sancta' [folding map]; [2] 'The Ichnography of the Temple of Jerusalem' [fold. plan, accompanied by 4-page explanation]; [3] 'The Tabernacle Open, and the Vail lifted up' [fold.]; [4] 'Graeciae Antiquae et Insularum Conspectus' [fold. map]; Vol. II: [frontis.] 'Q. Esther coming to Ahasuerus'; [1] (fold. map) 'Mare Mediterraneum'; Vol. III: [frontis.] 'Pompey prophanes the Holy of Holies'; [1] 'Asia Minor' [fold. map]; [2] 'Oriens' [fold. map]; Vol. IV: [frontis.] 'The Birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ'; [1] (fold. map) 'Syria'. The in-text illustration in Vol. I (p. 200) shows an altar.


Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

Contemporary white paper resembling vellum; spines inscribed in ink, 'Prideau Connect.' and carrying labels lettered 'T-c-2'.


Judaism - Jews - Greeks - Romans - Israel - Palestine - Middle East - History
Maps - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century