[Illustration to book two of Lucretius' 'Of the nature of things' II]
[published Leiden by J. van der Aa, 1725]
Engraving, 185 x 140mm (7¼ x 5½"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet.
Allegorical illustration to Lucretius' 'De Rerum Natura', with stack of books by Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. Frans van Mieris designed six illustrations which were engraved by Wandelaar for the 1725 Leiden publication of the work. These were copied by Duflos for the 1754 French publication.
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