Auction 120, Lot 816

"[Lot of 2] Marine, Pavillons Suite de la Pl. XVIII [and] Pl. XVIII", Diderot, Denis

Subject: Ships - Flags

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Encyclopedie

Color: Hand Color

8.2 x 13 inches
20.8 x 33 cm

Handsome pair of copper engravings containing 55 hand-colored marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. Drawn by Goussier, 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: B+

Nice impression with vibrant color. There are a couple of insignificant spots in the engravings.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 7/18/2007