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Abrégé de l'histoire romaine, orné de 49 estampes gravées en taille-douce

Illustrated by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, 1724–1780), Illustrated by Hubert François Gravelot (French, 1699–1773), Illustrated by Benjamin Samuel Bolomey (Swiss, 1739–1819), Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Illustrated by Pierre-Charles Piauger (French, active late 18th century), Engraved by Pierre Alexandre Aveline (French, 1702–1760), Engraved by François-Antoine Aveline (French, 1727–1780), Engraved by Pierre Chenu (French, born in 1730), Engraved by Pierre-François Courtois (French, 1736–1763), Engraved by Charles Étienne Gaucher (French, 1741–1804), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1863–1951), Engraved by Pierre-Charles Levesque (French, 1727–1812), Engraved by Jean Baptiste de Lorraine (French, born in 1737), Engraved by Elie du Mesnil (French, born about 1728), Engraved by Jean Pelletier (French, born in 1736), Engraved by Nicolas Ransonnette (French, 1745–1810), Engraved by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (French, 1736–1807), Engraved by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Author Abbé Claude-François Xavier Millot (French, 1726–1785), Publisher Nyon (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1-2


Overall: 29.7 x 22.5 x 3.7 cm (11 11/16 x 8 7/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 49 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Nyon l’aîné et fils, 1789) Quarto; 100 leaves, plus 49 plates (some folding); contemporary gilt-stamped marbled brown calf.

Illustrations of events in Roman history, topographical views.

Paris: Nyon l’aîné et fils, 1789


Acquired in 1923 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent