Auction 165, Lot 741

"Marine, Pavillons", Diderot, Denis

Subject: Prints Ships

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Encyclopedie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.9 x 7.8 inches
32.8 x 19.8 cm

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.

Handsome copper engraving containing 28 colorful marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. The four large flags at top represent Great Britain, the German Empire, and the United Provinces. 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.

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Condition: A

Watermarked paper with very light offsetting along the centerfold and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/15/2017

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