DE LEURS ARTS MECHANIQUES ET DE LEURS FOIRES.

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Henri Chatelain


De Leurs Arts Mechaniques et de Leurs Foires.

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1714
14 x 8 3/8" (356 x 213 mm) plus margins.
Good condition with the exception of a small tear along the extreme bottom edge of sheet. Large mended tear extending into image from right margin. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36464
Price: $175.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This impressive engraving is the fourteenth plate in volume four of Chatelain’s celebrated encyclopedia, Atlas Historique. Printed in 1714, this unique engraving is from the first edition of volume four published by Chatelain as part of his large seven volume work. This fascinating sheet is one of a series of engravings from this atlas demonstrating the lifestyle and customs of the Lapps. The sheet includes four vignettes illustrating the crafts and trades of Lapland. The top section of the sheet depicts various crafts including clothing, jewelry, and tools while the bottom vignette illustrates a busy market square where bartering and trading takes place. This decorative sheet is a wonderful example from Chatelain’s celebrated text. Maps

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