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L'Europe illustre, contenant l'histoire abregée des souverains, des princes, des prélats, des ministres...dans le XVe siécle compris, jusqu'à présent

Engraved by Johann Georg Wille (French, 1715–1808), Engraved by Nicolas Gabriel Dupuis (French, 1698–1771), Engraved by Pierre François Basan (French, 1723–1797), Engraved by Sébastien Pinssio (French, born in 1721), Engraved by Dominique Sornique (French, died in 1756), After Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Author Jean François Dreux du Radier (French, 1714–1780), Publisher Michel Odieuvre (French, 1687–1756), Publisher André-François Le Breton (French, 1708–1779)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 325


Overall (each vol., depth variable): 24.7 x 17.8 x 5 cm (9 3/4 x 7 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with about 600 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Odieuvre and Le Breton, 1755-1765) Quarto, six vols.; [unpaginated]; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece (vol. 1); historical portraits.

Paris: Odieuvre and Le Breton, 1755-1765


Matthew Anderson (armorial bookplate); Frederic R. Halsey; acquired in 1918 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