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L'Alcoran des Cordeliers. Tant en Latin qu'en François.

Illustrated by Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Author Erasmus Alber (about 1500–1553)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 5-6


Overall (each vol.): 18.8 x 11.9 x 3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 11/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 22 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Aux depens de la compagnie, 1734) Duodecimo, two vols.; [v. 1] 207 leaves, plus engraved frontispiece and 13 plates (one folding); [v. 2] 211 ll., plus 8 pls.; modern gilt-stamped blue morocco (spine faded).

Satirical illustrations related to reported events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Amsterdam: Aux depens de la compagnie, 1734


Acquired in 1920 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