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 second of the series of plates representing chemical apparatus. The figures run from 8 to 21 and represent various furnaces.

“Pl. II” 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 “Desehrt fecit” signature at lower right refers to a French engraver of the period.

Date Made: 1763

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

Subject: Chemistry

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.319743.06Catalog Number: 319743.06Accession Number: 239020

Object Name: print

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 40.005 cm x 23.495 cmoverall: 14 5/16 in x 9 1/4 in; 36.35375 cm x 23.495 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-f5f1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1451475

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