Sandtique-Rare-Prints and Maps
Diderot's Encyclopdie - "MARBRERIE - MARBLE CUTTING TOOLS - Plate XII" 1751
RARE, COPPER ENGRAVING - PLATES OF ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT
This 263 year old Antique Print is an original copper engraving by Benard Direxit. It is an extract from Diderot's "Encyclopédie" from 1751-72.
Denis Diderot (1713 – 1784) was a French philosopher, art critic, and writer. He was a prominent person during the Enlightenment and is best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the "Enclopedie".
This fine art engraving has an image that is about 8 " x 5 1/2" on A page that is 10 " x 7 1/2". It is on hand-made, chain linked, watermarked paper. It is in very good condition. It is suitable for framing and would be an excellent gift.
This print is rare. The full "Encyclopedie" sells on the Internet for up to $102,000.