[France] Aubin Louis Millin.Mitglief des K. Fr. Institutes und der Ehrenlegion, Conservateur der Münzen, geschnittenen Steine und Antiken der Kaiserl. Bibliothek zu Paris.
Stipple. Plate 140 x 89mm. 5½ x 3½".
Aubin-Louis Millin de Grandmaison (1759-1818) was an antiquary and naturalist erudite in various domains. During the French Revolution he was imprisoned in 1793 as a result of his campaigns against Jacobins in the 'Chronique de Paris', which he edited. He was released a year later to teach archaeology at the nationalised royal library, reestablished as the Bibliotheque Nationale. He also served as conservateur-professeur in the department of antiquities and in 1799-1800 as president of the Conservatoire de la Bibliotheque nationale de France. He formed the first Linnean society in the world with Pierre Marie Auguste Broussonet and Louis-Augustin Bosc d'Antic.
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