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Lot 1171: DUPUIS, Charles François Planches de l'origine de

Arenberg Auctions

December 15, 2018
Brussels, Belgium

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DUPUIS, Charles François Planches de l'origine de tous les cultes, [...] avec leur explication. Paris H. Agasse An III [1794-1795] 4to: [2]-16 pp. [incl. front.], 22 folding pls (sl. browned, water stain in upper inner corner). Contemp. grey boards (used, ms. notes on inner cover). Atlas only with plates on the celestial spheres, the Egyptian zodiac, the cult of Mithra, etc. In his work on the origin of all religious worship, the Enlightenment thinker Dupuis (1742-1809) advocated the unity of astronomical and religious myths, arguing that an ancient universal religion, drawing its beliefs from the observation of natural phenomena, had influenced ancient rituals in Syria, Egypt and Persia, as well as the Christian story which was allegorised as the history of solar deities, such as Sol Invictus.

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