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Histoire Generale des Voiages

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: woodcut
Maker: Didot
Place made: France, Ile-de-France, Paris
Date made: 1756
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 in x 7 1/2 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Monochrome frontispiece for the 6th book in the "Histoire Generale des Voyages" series, featuring a decorative heading with a dolphin and two chimeras with floral-like sea serpents' tails for legs, and the foreparts of young boys. Title reads, "Histoire generale des voiages. Troisieme partie. Livre sixieme. Suite des voiages, des découvertes, & des Etablissemens en Amérique."


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