Bernard Lamy, De tabernaculo foederis, de sancta civitate Jerusalem, et de templo ejus, libri septem (Paris, 1720).

Illustrations from a volume by Bernard Lamy (1640-1715), philosopher, theologian and mathematician, which reconstructs various structures from the Old Testament. The illustrations reproduced here show reconstructions of Noah's Ark and the Temple of Solomon. The ark is shown as a rectangular structure with two decks. On the upper deck the crew raise curtains to look out upon the flood. Above the ark are details showing the cleaning and feeding of the beasts.

The Temple is shown as a vast and complex ziggurat-like structure dominating Jerusalem.

Bequest of Roger Kay.