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Labyrinte de Versailles.: PB 49-2020

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Labyrinte de Versailles.


Author: Benserade, Isaac de,
Author: Perrault, Charles
Engraver: Leclerc, Sebastien I
Publisher: Imprimerie royale



Full-page engravings, by S. Le Clerc, of the fountains in the Labyrinth (which represented Aesop's fables) with prose epitomes of the fables and descriptive text by Ch. Perrault, and metrical versions of the fables by Benserade.
Director's name from colophon.
Constitutes part of the 6th volume (Labyrinte) of "Cabinet du roi" as described in "Catalogue des volumes d'estampes dont les planches sont à la Bibliothèque du Roy.- A Paris, de l'imprimerie royale, 1743"
Old classmarks: 4.M.15; 560. Former location: 20.2.G.32
Binding: mottled calf, g.t. arms of Louis XV; spine & board edges g.t.; marbled e.p.; a.e.g.
Ownership inscription: "Fitzwilliam 1792".

Measurements and weight

34,[6],79,[5]p : ill ; 22cm (8vo).

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Place(s) associated

  • Paris

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1816) by Fitzwilliam, Richard, 7th Viscount


Production date: AD 1679 : Paris :de l'Imprimerie Royale (par Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy),1679.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 49-2020
Primary reference Number: 278020
ALMA control 001: 99204593803606
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Updated: Thursday 28 January 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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