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18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon

This early original copper-plate engraving on heavy chain-linked paper is a real beauty. It depicts a Roman Relief called "Assault of the Romans" and has the French title "assaut des romains". It comes from the French book L'antiquité expliquée et représentée by Dom Bernard de Montfaucon.

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. Montfaucon published 15 volumes of L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures between 1719 and 1724. An English translation of this work was published in 1721–25 under the title Antiquity Explained and Represented in Diagrams. The work contained copperplate folio engravings of classical antiquities.

Provenance: L'antiquité expliquée et représentée

Author: Bernard de Montfaucon

Publisher: 1719 Paris

Size: Plate Size: circa 17" x 13"

Condition : Very good, untrimmed, few wormholes. (PLEASE SEE PICTURES)

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Item ID: a180

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18th Century Copper Engraving of "Assault of the Romans" from L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures by Bernard de Montfaucon

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