Figures de l’Histoire de la République Romaine (1800)

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Figures de l’Histoire de la République Romaine (1800)

S$430.00

Title: Figures de l’Histoire de la République Romaine, Accompagnées d’un Précis Historique

Author: Silvestre David Mirys (illustrations), Heinrich Guttenberg (engravings)

Publisher: Chez le Citoyen Mirys, Rue Des Poules, Paris, 1800. Very scarce. This is part 1 only – part 2 was never printed and does not exist.

Condition: Hardcover, full leather. Some restoration work done on the hinges with matching leather – now in good condition, firmly bound. Title label on spine is half-present. Interior is very clean. Title page and 13 pages of introductory prelims are missing. Total 108 plates and pages.

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Description

All text is in the original French.

The number of plates seem to vary in different bindings: some have 180 plates, some have 210. This copy has 108 plates and pages. Title page and 13 pages of introductory prelims are missing. Price adjusted accordingly.

A glorious history of Rome printed in Paris in 1800, with each page containing an engraving exquisitely designed by Silvestre David Mirys and engraved by Heinrich Guttenberg in collaboration with the following engravers and artists:  P. Baquoy, Patas, J.J. Leveau, Delignon, Hemery, Longueil, Ph. Triere, Dambrun, Guyot, N. Malapeau, Duclos, N. Thomas, Née, Auvray, Lingé, Duhamel, J.B. Racine, Malbet, G. Texier, A. Giraud le jeune, J.A. Pierron, De Launay le jeune, Lingé, De Ghendt, L. Petit, J.J. Hubert, Simmonet.

Very scarce. This is part 1 only – part 2 was never printed and does not exist.

About the artist:

Mirys was a painter and draughtsman who was born in Poland and moved to Paris in 1769 where remained as drawing master and illustrator. In the 1790s he made a series of drawings on the history of the Roman Republic, presented here.