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Antique Print-MINERALOGY-SALT MINE-KRAKOW-POLAND-WIELICZKA-Diderot-1751
- Plate 7 :'Mineralogie. Filons et travaux des Mines - Histoire Naturelle, Vue Generale de la Mine de sel de Wieliczka en Pologne pres Cracovie'. (Mineralogy. Veins and work in the mines - Natural History, View of the salt mine of Wieliczka near Krakow in Poland.) This engraving originates from the plate section: 'Histoire naturelle'. (Plates dealing with natural history). Copperplate engraving on hand laid (verge) paper with watermark (not visible in every sheet). Description: This antique print originates from: 'The Encyclopeie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une Societe de Gens de lettres' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. These plates are engraved by J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold, as issued. Small imperfections to the bottom margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A202-12 The overall size is ca. 20,1 x 16,5 inch. The image size is ca. 17,3 x 13,8 inch. The overall size is ca. 51 x 42 cm. The image size is ca. 44 x 35 cm.
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