Auction 168, Lot 698

"Marine, Pavillons", Diderot, Denis

Subject: Ships

Period: 1778 (published)

Publication: Encyclopedie

Color: Black & White

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 numerous marine flags, some decorated with coats of arms. The large flags depict the Polish Jack, Malta, the Republic of Venice, and Brandenburg. 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: B+

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

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $40

Closed on 6/6/2018

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