"[Lot of 2] Marine, Pavillons Suite de la Pl. XIX [and] Pl. XX", Diderot, Denis
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.2 x 13 inches
20.8 x 33 cm
Handsome pair of copper engravings containing 73 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.