Astarte & Zadig, vide Voltaires Book of Fate.
London Published July 1st 1782 by J.R. Smith.
Mezzotint. 460 x 550mm. Printer's crease in sky area.
Lady reclining on ground, veil over head, writing on sand, behind youg man in eastern costume bending over her. 'Zadig, or The Book of Fate' (1747) is a famous novel written by Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire. It tells the story of Zadig, a philosopher in ancient Babylonia. The author does not attempt any historical accuracy, and some of the problems Zadig faces are thinly disguised references to social and political problems of Voltaire's own day.
Oettingen-Wallerstein Collection.Lugt:2715a; Frankau:16 D'Oench:195 CS:181
[Ref: 5577] £550.00