Minerals & Crystals

Size: ~10 x 16 inches - Original Hand Colored Copperplate Engravings
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Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals I
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid001

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals II
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid002

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals III
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid003

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals IV
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid004

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals V
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid005

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals VI
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid006

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals VII
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid007

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals VIII
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid008

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals IX
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid009

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals X
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid010

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals XI
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid011

Diderot Encyclopédie
Minerals & Crystals XII
Date: 1751-1766
Price: On Request
Print Code: Mindid012

These beautiful hand colored copperplates have been selected from the famous Diderot and D'Alembert "Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopedia, or a systematic dictionary of the sciences, arts, and crafts), an encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1766, with later supplements and revisions in 1772, 1777 and 1780 and numerous foreign editions and later derivatives.
Diderot's "Encyclopedia," a landmark work of the Enlightenment that depicted the arts and sciences, and the tools and methods of artisans and trade people in a methodical and thorough way. The entire encyclopedia was published between 1751 and 1772, and comprised 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates. The marvelous detailed plates show how everything in the period was made. It had a huge impact on its own time, and is highly valued by present-day historians as a record of the techniques and vocations of the pre-Industrial world. It is also a great resource for collectors, art and craftspeople.