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Voyage à l'Isle de France, à l'Isle de Bourbon, au Cap de Bonne-Espérance, &c.

1773
Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Illustrated by Colas, Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Louis Joseph Masquelier (French, 1741–1811), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Author Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (French, 1737–1814), Publisher Joseph Merlin (French, 1718–1783)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 934

Dimensions

Overall (each vol., depth variable): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.7 cm (7 13/16 x 5 3/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.1523a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six etching and engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1773) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 164 leaves, plus 4 plates, and four folding letterpress leaves; [v. 2] 141 ll., plus 2 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Topographic, natural history, and allegorical illustrations.


Amsterdam, and Paris: Merlin, 1773

Provenance

Ownership inscription dated 1780 on preliminary leaf; acquired in 1927 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