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1742 Asia – FRAMED

Original price was: $495.00.Current price is: $346.50.

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Wonderful early copper engraved map showing the areas of European trade in Asia in the 18th century.

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Published in Le Spectacle de la Nature ou entretiens sur les Particularites de l’Histoire Naturelle… The plate was engraved by Bourgoin and published by the Widow Etienne in 1742.

Noel-Antoine Pluche (1688-1761) known as the Abbe Pluche, was a French priest. Pluche, son of a baker, was born in Reims. He became a teacher of rhetoric. The Bishop of Laon made him head of the town’s college, a post he accepted to escape judicial consequences of opposing the papal bull Unigenitus (1713)

Pluche became well-known for his work Spectacle de la Nature,  published in nine volumes 1732–1742. It became a huge publishing success in 18th century France and Europe, with translations into five other languages. Although it influenced many to become Naturalists, it was a work of popularization, not of science. Pluche emphasized limits of human reason and argued for the greatness of God from the wonderful and unfathomable harmony of nature.

Dimensions 16 × 15 cm
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Dimensions with Frame

33 x 32cm

Published

Le Spectacle de la Nature ou entretiens sur les Particularites de l’Histoire Naturelle.

Date Published

Paris 1742

Condition

Excellent condition

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