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Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Pérou

Illustrated by Jean-Michel Moreau le Jeune (French, 1741–1814), Engraved by Nicolas Delaunay (French, 1739–1792), Engraved by Antoine Jean Duclos (French, 1742–1795), Engraved by Emmanuel Jean Nepomucène de Ghendt (Flemish, worked in France, 1738–1815), Engraved by Isidore Stanislas Helman (French, 1743–1806), Engraved by Jean Jacques André Le Veau (French, 1729–1785), Engraved by François Denis Née (French, 1735–1818), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Simonet (French, 1742–1813), Author Jean-François Marmontel (French, 1723–1799), Publisher Lacombe (French, 18th century), Printer Jean-Georges Antoine Stoupe (French, 1736?–1808)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 690


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 20 x 13 x 3.4 cm (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 11 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Stoupe, for Lacombe, 1777) Octavo, two vols.; [v. 1] 176 leaves, plus 6 plates; [v. 2] 194 ll., plus 5 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped bottled brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; historical illustrations.

Paris: Stoupe, for Lacombe, 1777


Acquired in 1909 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