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Traité des manieres de graver en taille-douce sur l'airain.... Augmenté de la nouvelle maniere dont se sert Monsieur Le Clerc Graveur du Roy.

Illustrated by Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Engraved by Franz Ertinger (German (active in France), 1640–about 1710), Printer Pierre Emery (French, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall: 18.8 x 12 x 1.7 cm (7 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 18 engravings and etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Pierre Emery, 1701) Octavo; 41 leaves, plus plates; eighteenth-century gilt-stamped brown calf (rebacked; tan cloth slipcase).

Technical illustrations for the preparing and printing of copper printing plates.

Paris: Pierre Emery, 1701


Sylvester Rosa Koehler (1837-1900, first print curator at MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler