Armurier. The products of the armourer. Set of 2 sheet. Engravings by Robert Bénard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786) from the quarto edition of the famous encyclopedia by Diderot and d’Alembert. (1786.) Inscribed: Pl. 1ere and 2. resp. / Benard direxit(.), otherwise as above. C. 9⅛ × 7⅛ in (23.2 × 18 cm).

The instructive pendants , first below the picture of two knights filling the upper third – the one mounted with lance, the other on foot with crossbow – the different cutting + thrusting weapons like Morgenstern, mace, and battle-axe as well as swords. On the other sheet the knight in heavy armour with his likewise armoured battle-horse in the camp before the town gate. The details here showing several helmets, lances, and shields. – Sheet 1 with fragment of typographic watermark. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark.

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