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Livre d'architecture contenant plusieurs portiques de differentes inventions, sur les cinq ordres de colomnes

1631
Illustrated by Alessandro Francini (Italian (worked in France), died in 1648), Etched by Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Publisher Melchior Tavernier II (French, 1595–1665)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 3852; Fowler 126; Duplessis (Bosse), 298-337; Blum (Bosse), 48-87; Bibliothèque Nationale, Inventaire 17th, I, p. 493, nos. 298-337

Dimensions

Overall: 42.5 x 30 x 2 cm (16 3/4 x 11 13/16 x 13/16 in.) Other (plate size): 36.2 x 24.1cm (14 1/4 x 9 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1984.432

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 40 engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Melchior Tavernier, 1631) Folio; 44 leaves; contemporary vellum.

Author’s portrait; elevations of portals, gateways, triumphal arches, etc., derived from the architectural orders


Paris: Melchior Tavernier, 1631

Provenance

Theodore Besterman; E. P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, from whom purchased by MFA, September 12, 1984.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund