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Les dix livres d' architecture

Etched by Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714), Engraved by Gérard Scotin (French, 1643–1715), Engraved by Georges Tournier (French, active 1650–1684), Engraved by Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707), Engraved by Jacques Grignon (French, about 1640–active to 1698), Engraved by Pieter van der Banck (French, worked in England, 1649–1697), Engraved by Nicolas Pitau I (French, 1632–1671), Engraved by Etienne Gantrel (French, about 1645–1706), Engraved by Jean Patigny (French, active 1660–1674), Author Vitruvius Pollio, Editor Claude Perrault (French, 1613–1688), Printer Jean-Baptiste Coignard (French, died in 1735)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1329


Overall: 42.9 x 29.8 x 4 cm (16 7/8 x 11 3/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 66 full-page engravings, plus numerous woodcuts and engraved vignettes in the text

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1673) Folio; 181 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf (ivory phase box).

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations of buildings, details, plans, diagrams, implements, etc.

Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1673


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 8, 1971.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow