This early original copper-plate engraving on heavy chain-linked paper is a real beauty. It depicts a French court scene where the people of Rethel pay tribute to their count Henri de Lautred. It comes from the French book Les Monumens De La Monarchie Françoise: qui comprennent L'histoire De France. Avec les figures de chaque regne que l'injure des temps a épargnées by Bernard de Montfaucon.
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Dom Bernard de Montfaucon (13 January 1655 – 21 December 1741) was a French Benedictine monk of the Congregation of Saint Maur. He was an astute scholar who founded the discipline of palaeography, as well as being an editor of works of the Fathers of the Church. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern archaeology.
Provenance: Les Monumens De La Monarchie Françoise: qui comprennent L'histoire De France. Avec les figures de chaque regne que l'injure des temps a épargnées
Author: Bernard de Montfaucon
Publisher: 1731 Paris
Size: circa 7 1/2 " x 13"
Condition : Very good (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)
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