Requires Photography

Histoire des rats, pour servir à l'histoire universelle

Engraved by Unidentified artist, French, 18th century, Author Claude Guillaume Bourdon de Sigrais (French, 1712/15–1791)

Place of Publication: Paris?, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 954


Overall: 19.2 x 12.7 x 3.2 cm (7 9/16 x 5 x 1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(“Ratopolis” [Paris?]: 1737) Octavo; 87 leaves, plus two plates; gilt-stamped marbled brown calf. BOUND with Moncrif, Les Chats, 1737 (37.1525.2)

Frontispiece, and plate of “Apollo Smyntheus,” both featuring rats.

“Ratopolis” [Paris?]: 1737


Armorial bookplate of Mr. le Bon. de Warenghien; acquired in 1924 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