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Figures de l'histoire de France

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (French, 1735–1784), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Engraved by Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), Engraved by Louis Garreau (French, active 1770–1811), Engraved by Carl Gottlieb Guttenberg (German, 1743–1790), Engraved by G. Texier (French, active 1750–1778), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Pierre Duflos (French, born in 1751), Engraved by Pierre Gabriel Langlois (French, 1754–about 1810), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Engraved by Antoine Louis Romanet (French, 1742–1810), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Racine (French, born in 1747), Engraved by Georges Malbeste (French, 1754–1843), Engraved by Pietro Antonio Martini (Italian, 1738–1797), Engraved by Jean Dambrun (French, 1741–about 1808), Author Jean-Jacques Garnier (French, 1729–1805), Printer Pierre Guillaume Simon (French, 1722–1787)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 425-426, 737; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 53


Overall: 23.8 x 20.1 x 5 cm (9 3/8 x 7 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 170 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

([Paris: Moreau, 1778-about 1790]) Quarto; 5 leaves letterpress, 8 manuscript leaves, plus 170 plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf.

Historical illustrations; allegorical frontispiece.

[Paris: Moreau, 1778-about 1790]


Alfred Henry Lewis, sale American Art Association, New York, 1 December 1915 (donor's note on preliminary leaf); Henry F. Tapley (bookplate); his daughter Mrs. Edith T. Beardsell, from whom acquired in 1929 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