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Les hommes illustres qui ont paru en France pendant ce siècle

Engraved by Gérard Edelinck (French, 1640–1707), Engraved by Jacques Lubin (French, c. 1659-after 1703), Etched by Sébastien Leclerc (French, 1637–1714), Engraved by Louis Simonneau (French, 1654–1727), Engraved by Pieter (Pierre-Louis) van Schuppen (Flemish (worked in France), 1627–1702), Engraved by Claude Duflos (French, 1665–1727), Engraved by Robert Nanteuil (French, 1623–1678), Woodcuts by Pierre Le Sueur I (French, 1636–1716), After François Tortebat (c. 1621–1690), After Philippe de Champaigne (French, 1602–1674), After Eustache Le Sueur (French, 1616–1655), After Hyacinthe François Rigau y Ros, called Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659–1743), After Simon François (French, 1606–1671), After Nicolas Mignard (French, 1606–1668), After Jakob Ferdinand Voet (Flemish, 1639–1700), After Sylvain Bonnet (French, born about 1650), After Roger de Piles (French, 1635–1709), After Florent de La Mare-Richart (French, about 1630–1718), After Jacques van Schuppen (Flemish (worked in France), 1670–1751), After F. C. de La Grange (French, active c. 1670), Author Charles Perrault (French, 1628–1703), Printer Antoine Dezallier (French, died in 1719)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 509-511; Tchemerzine IX, pp. 183-84


Overall (Vol. 1): 44.2 x 30 x 3.5 cm (17 3/8 x 11 13/16 x 1 3/8 in.) Overall (Vol. 2): 45.6 x 30 x 4 cm (17 15/16 x 11 13/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 102 full-page engravings, plus engraved vignettes

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Antoine Dezallier, 1696-1700) Folio, two vols.: 107 [of 109] leaves (vol. 1), 102 [of 104] leaves (vol. 2); contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf (beige phase boxes).

Engraved allegorical frontispiece; engraved portraits of French notables

Paris: Antoine Dezallier, 1696-1700


Contemporary ownership inscription on title; C.P. Libbie & Co., Boston, auction sale December 12, 1890, from which purchased by William Henry Whitmore, Boston (1836-1900); William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom given to MFA, September 1929.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund