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Les Oeuvres de Virgile traduites en françois, le texte vis-a-vis la traduction

Engraved by Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Engraved by Charles Nicolas Cochin, père (French, 1688–1754), Engraved by Georg Friedrich Schmidt (German, 1712–1775), After Louis Tocqué (French, 1696–1772), Engraved by Gilles Edmé Petit (French, about 1694–1760), Author Virgil (born in 70 B.C.E.), Printer Gabriel François Quillau (French, died in 1752)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 1020


Overall (each vol., depth varies): 19.9 x 13.4 x 3.8 cm (7 13/16 x 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 20 etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Quillau, 1743) Octavo, four vols.; [v. 1] 264 leaves, plus 7 plates; [v. 2] 214 ll., plus 5 pls.; [v. 3] 227 ll., plus 4 pls.; [v. 4] 259 ll., plus 4 pls.; contemporary gilt-stamped brown morocco.

Frontispiece portrait of translator; portrait of dedicatee; illustrations to Virgil’s poems

Paris: Quillau, 1743


Acquired in 1919 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