Published : Paris France 1823 (First edition)
Size : circa 11 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches
Author / Artist : Jean Baptiste Seroux d'Agincourt
TItle : Histoire de l'art par les monumens, depuis sa décadence au IVe siècle jusqu'à son renouvellement au XVIe
Description : This original Copper Engraving shows beautiful Early Christian Manuscripts from Syria. The originals date back to the 4th Century and were stored in the library of St. Laurent in Florence.
Jean Baptiste Louis George Seroux D'Agincourt (5 April 1730 – 24 September 1814) was a French archaeologist and historian. Born in Beauvais, he was a descendant of the counts of Namur and in his youth he served as an officer in a regiment of cavalry. In 1777 he visited England, Germany and the Dutch Republic; and in the following year he travelled through Italy, with the view of exploring thoroughly the remains of ancient art. He afterwards settled in Rome and devoted himself to preparing the results of his researches for publication. He died in 1814, leaving the work, which was being issued in parts, unfinished; but it was carried on by M. Gence, and published complete under the title L'Histoire de l'Art par les monuments, depuis sa décadence au quatrième siècle jusqu'à son renouvellement au seizième
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