De la distribution des maisons de plaisance, et de la décoration des édifices en général

Illustrated by Jacques François Blondel (French, 1705–1774), Illustrated by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Pierre Soubeyran (French, 1709–1775), Publisher Charles Antoine Jombert (French, 1712–1784), Printer Jacques Chardon (French, 1688–1766)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 2400; Fowler 49; Bibliothèque nationale, Inventaire 18th cen., v. 3, pp. 46-49, no. 22


Overall (each vol.): 28.3 x 22 x 5 cm (11 1/8 x 8 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 112 engravings, plus numerous engraved vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. Chardon, for Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1737-1738) Quarto, two vols.; [v. 1] 112 leaves, plus 44 plates (some folding); [v. 2] 94 leaves, plus 111 plates (some folding); contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf.

Illustrations of architectural plans, elevations, interiors, and details, including garden plans, woodwork sections, outdoor sculpture, etc.

Paris: J. Chardon, for Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1737-1738


"Mangeot Ingenieur 1745" [inscr. preliminary leaf]; another ownership inscription dated 1861; Eugenio de Almeida [armorial bookplate]; acquired in 1982 from Marlborough Rare Books, Ltd., London, by Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 21, 2004.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow