Caracteres / de Chymie

Description
This engraving is from the “Chimie” section of vol. 3 of the Recueil de Planches, sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts méchaniques (Paris, 1763), of the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers organized by Denis Diderot and other philosophes. It is the fourth of four plates that connected chemicals with their symbols, and runs from “Acide” to “Zinc.”
“Pl. IV” appears at the upper right. The “Goussier del.” signature at the bottom left refers to Jacques-Louis Goussier, the artist who drew more than 900 plates for the Encyclopédie. The “Niodot Sculp” signature at lower right refers to a French engraver of the period.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
date made
1763
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 40.005 cm x 23.495 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
PH*319743.05
catalog number
319743.05
accession number
239020
subject
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Science & Mathematics
Chemistry
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.