Requires Photography

La technographie; La rizographie; La caligraphie

about 1600
Calligrapher Guillaume Le Gangneur (French, about 1553–about 1624), Engraved by Simon Wynouts Frisius (Netherlandish, about 1580–1629), Engraved by Thomas de Leu (French, about 1555–about 1612), After Pierre Dumonstier (French, about 1545–1625)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Bonacini 1039-41; Berlin 5089-91; Becker 44


Overall: 19.8 x 27.6 x 1.8 cm (7 13/16 x 10 7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book(s) with 95 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: the author, about 1600) Quarto; 104 leaves; gilt-stamped red morocco binding dated 1869 (Chambolle-Duru).

Illustrated examples of French, “Italian,” and Greek writing.

Paris: the author, about 1600


Collector's stamp on title, initials NR; Davis & Orioli, London, from whom purchased by MFA, October 11, 1939

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund