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The Encyclopedie was published under the direction of Diderot from 1751 onward with thousands of articles written by the most prominent philosophers and scientists of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning. This massive reference work for the arts and sciences, served to propagate Enlightened ideas. Read a full description of this work and Diderot at Wikipedia.com.

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Lot 733
By: Denis Diderot
Subject: Prints - Ships
Date: 1778 (published)

Publication: Encyclopedie

Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 12.8 x 7.6 inches
         32.6 x 19.3 cm


    Handsome copper engraving containing 28 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. Engraved by Benard. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning. Containing 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors, it was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, which served to propagate Enlightened ideas.

Condition Description: A crisp impression with light offsetting and toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.

Estimate:
$110.00 - $140.00


Sold for: $80.00

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