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9 Antique Prints-SCIENCE-ASTRONOMY-CELESTIAL MAP-ARMILLARY SPHERE-Diderot-1751
- 9 Plates : 'Astronomie'. (Astronomy.) Complete set of 9 plates. These plates deal with Astronomy; celestial maps (2 plates showing the northern and southern celestial hemisphere), globes, armillary sphere etc. These plates originate from: 'Receuil de Planches.' (plate section) of the encyclopedia. Included is a copy of the legend sheet(s). Original copperplate engraving on a verge type handlaid watermarked paper. Description: This old antique print originates from: 'The Encyclop�die ou Dictionnaire raisonn� des sciences, des arts et des m�tiers, par une Soci�t� 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: Very good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: A121-39 The overall size is ca. 10.2 x 16.5 inch. The image size is ca. 8.1 x 13.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 26 x 42 cm. The image size is ca. 20.5 x 34 cm.
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