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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, about 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 (about 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), F. C. de La Grange (French, active about 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 (each volume): 43.6 x 29 x 2.7 cm (17 3/16 x 11 7/16 x 1 1/16 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, 1700) Folio, two vols.; 107 leaves (vol. 1), 103 leaves (vol. 2); modern gilt-stamped red morocco (Emile Rousselle)

Engraved allegorical frontispiece; engraved portraits of French notables

Paris: Antoine Dezallier, 1700


1886 ownership inscription (name effaced); acquired in 1916 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