Requires Photography

De la maniere de graver à l'eau forte et au burin. Et de la gravûre en maniere noire.

Etched by Abraham Bosse (French, 1604–1676), Engraved by Franz Ertinger (German (active in France), 1640–about 1710), Engraved by Etienne Fessard (French, 1714–1777), Engraved by Pierre Soubeyran (French, 1709–1775), After Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Publisher Charles Antoine Jombert (French, 1712–1784)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 177


Overall: 20 x 13.4 x 3.1 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 25 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1745) Octavo; 111 leaves, plus 20 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped mottled brown calf (rebacked; tan cloth slipcase).

Illustrations of tools and methods for preparing etching plates and printing them; vignettes showing scenes in printing studios.

Paris: Charles-Antoine Jombert, 1745


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

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler