- From: ‘Nieuwe Verhandelingen der Eerste Klasse van het Koninklijk-Nederlandsche Instituut van Wetenschappen, Letterkunde en Schoone Kunsten te Amsterdam.’, published in Amsterdam by Muller & Comp., 1827. (Briefing of the activities of the Royal Dutch Royal Society of science, literature and art in Amsterdam.) Made by ‘D. Sluyter’ after ‘F.E. Verbeeck’. Dirk Jurriaan Sluyter (1811-1886) was a Dutch etcher, engraver and draughtsman. Author: F.E. Verbeeck. The overall size is ca. 32 x 26.5 cm. The image size is ca. 30 x 23 cm. – 105 euro
- This antique print originates from the ‘Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers, par une Societe de Gens de lettres’, which was published under the direction of Diderot and d’Alembert. The original folio ed. contained 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates and was published between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous. This plate is from the 4to edition published by Pellet, Imprimeur-Libraire in Geneva, 1779. Authors: Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d’Alembert. 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. This plate by Benard. – 140 euro
- This rare engraving originates from ‘Nieuw en Volkomen Woordenboek van Konsten en Weetenschappen …’, published by S.J. Baalde, Amsterdam, 1770. This is in fact an early Dutch encyclopaedia. The author of this work is Egbert Buys (ca. 1725-1769). The overall size is ca. 12.5 x 21.5 cm. The image size is ca. 10.5 x 17 cm. – 50 euro.
4. From Cloquet – 85 euro.