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Observations upon the Antiquities of the Town of Herculaneum, Discovered at the Foot of Mount Vesuvius.

Illustrated by Jérôme Charles Bellicard (French, 1726–1786), Author Charles-Nicolas Cochin le fils (French, 1715–1790), Publisher D. Wilson (English, died in 1777), Publisher Thomas Durham (English, 18th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T101272


Overall: 19.5 x 13.5 x 3.5 cm (7 11/16 x 5 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 42 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: D. Wilson and T. Durham, 1753-1756) Octavo; 124 leaves, plus [second section] 24 leaves, plus 42 plates; early brown calf (rebacked).

Illustrations and plans of Herculaneum, including building plans, sculptures, and paintings

London: D. Wilson and T. Durham, 1753-1756


Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first curator of prints, MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler