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Faits mémorables des empereurs de la Chine, tirés des annales chinoises

Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Illustrated by Charles Monnet (French, 1732–after 1808), Publisher Nicholas Ponce (French, 1746–1831)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 479


Overall: 37.7 x 29 x 2 cm (14 13/16 x 11 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, entirely engraved

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: l’auteur [i.e., Helman], et Ponce [1788]) Small folio; 50 leaves; contemporary[?] gilt-stamped marbled paper boards, red morocco spine label.

Illustrations of historical events in China; engraved text.

Paris: l’auteur [i.e., Helman], et Ponce [1788]


Acquired in 1928 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