Engraving, frontispiece/illustration to an encyclopaedia?, 340 x 385mm. 13½ x 15¼". Folding creases.
Figures engaged busily in feats of human endeavour, emblematic of science, art, painting, anatomy, medicine, music, geometry, history, figure sculpture, architecture. An English copy in reverse by engraver John Sturt (1658 - 1730) of a 1698 etching by Sébastien Le Clerc amalgamating the manifold activities of two separate Paris institutions: the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture, and the Académie des Sciences. Le Clerc incorporated architectural elements of both into his composition.
Wellcome Library: 21492i.
[Ref: 15140] £160.00