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La Colombiade, ou la foi portée au nouveau monde. Poëme.

Illustrated by Pierre Quentin Chedel (French, 1705–1762), Engraved by Jacques Nicolas Tardieu (French, 1716–1791), After Mademoiselle Loir (French, died in 1752), Author Madame Marie-Anne Du Boccage (French, 1710–1782), Publisher Desaint & Saillant (French, 18th century), Publisher Pierre-Louis Durand (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 328


Overall: 20.1 x 13.2 x 2.3 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 23 etchings and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Desaint & Saillant and Durand, 1756) Octavo; 97 leaves, plus 11 plates; modern half gilt-stamped red morocco, red marbled paper boards.

Author portrait; literary illustrations; decorative vignette and tailpieces

Paris: Desaint & Saillant and Durand, 1756


Acquired in 1923 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