Gravelot et Cochin, M.M. [Hubert Francois Bourguignon dAnville, called Gravelot, and Charles Nicolas Cochin, the Younger]
ICONOLOGIE PAR FIGURES. OU TRAITE COMPLET DES ALLEGORIES EMBLEMES &c. Ouvrage utile aux Artistes, aux Amateurs et pouvant servir a l'education du jeunes personnes. Par M.M. Gravelot et Cochin. Tome III [only of 4]
Chez Le Pan, Rue S. Guillaume la premiere porte Cochere a droite en entrant par la rue S. Dominique
1791 from editor's note in another vol.
Finely engraved plates (49 of 50) + engraved titlepage. Plates all "del" or "invenit" by Gravelot or Cochin, with various engravers named.
232 by 153mm Volume III (of IV) octavo "en brochure", uncut thus edges dusty with all illustrated plates loosely laid in but all text pages in gatherings of 8 leaves. Half title + engraved titlepage + 48 plates but the first plate lacking its text [ie pages 1 & 2] + 100pp + partial index (index lacks A-N pp101-4 but p105/6 present covering letters N to Z). The plates are not within the collation and loose (as from the publisher) and only some are numbered but numbers are not sequential and several have the same number although the plates are not the same. All plates face a text page with the subject that matches the title opposite. *An outstanding collection of engraved emblematic figures for the use of artists and amateurs."Hubert-Francois Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699-1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure ..through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the 'French taste' (Wikipedia).
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