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De voornaamste gevallen van den wonderlyken Don Quichot

Engraved by Simon Fokke (Dutch, 1712–1784), Engraved by Jakob van der Schley (Dutch, 1715–1779), Engraved by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Engraved by Pieter Tanjé (Netherlandish, 1706–1761), After Charles Antoine Coypel (French, 1694–1752), After Pierre Charles Trémolières (French, 1703–1739), After Jacques Philippe Le Bas (French, 1707–1783), After Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), After François Boucher (French, 1703–1770), Author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Spanish, 1547–1616), Printer Pierre de Hondt (Dutch, active 1700–1750)

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 217; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 4 (French ed.)


Overall: 28.7 x 24.5 x 4 cm (11 5/16 x 9 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 32 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: Pieter de Hondt, 1746) Quarto; 224 leaves, plus plates; modern half gilt-stamped red morocco, red marbled paper boards.

Title vignette; illustrations to Cervantes’s tale.

The Hague: Pieter de Hondt, 1746


Acquired in 1912 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