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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)

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