- 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.
- Currently not on view
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- France: Île-de-France, Paris
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- overall: 15 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 40.005 cm x 23.495 cm
- overall: 14 5/16 in x 9 1/4 in; 36.35375 cm x 23.495 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Science & Mathematics
- Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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