Paris: 1751. Louis-Jacques Goussier, engraved by Robert Bénard. 1st Edition. Very Good. Item #900113
Beautiful 1751 French copperplate engraving illustrating the complexities of 18th-century ship building
From the "Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers", edited by Denis & Jean le Rond d'Alembert. Published in Paris, France.
Drawn by Louis-Jacques Goussier (1722-1799), engraved by Robert Bénard (1734-1777).
Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher.
The print is presented in a vintage frame of black with gold inner lining. There is a central vertical fold, as issued.
Very Good, light dampstaining along top and bottom edges, with a small crack in the glass along lower edge.
22” X 17” Framed.