Etching. 165 x 106mm (6½ x 4¼"). Cut to platemark.
Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713-1796) the French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment. His most important work was 'L'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Establissements et du Commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes', however its introduction was forbidden in France, and the book was burned and an order given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared on the first edition.
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