Africa (The Four Continents, Plate 3)

French
about 1635-1640
Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Published by Jean Le Blond I (French, 1590/94–1666)


Object Place: France

Catalogue Raisonné

Blum 1350, only state; Duplessis 1088, only state; IFF 1088; Le Blanc 551

Dimensions

Sheet: 21.5 × 14.4 cm (8 7/16 × 5 11/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number

44.940

Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Albums

Bound in Bosse book, Oeuvre Gravé

Markings

Verso, upper center, stamped in yellow-brown ink, the mark of the MFA Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Provenance

John Evelyn (b. 1620-d. 1706), London. Elizabeth Day McCormick (b. 1873-d. 1957), Chicago; 1944, her gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 8, 1996)

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection