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Diderot, Sheep Fold

Moutons, Parc de Nuit. Ground plan and cross-section of a sheep fold. Engraving by Robert Bénard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786) from the quarto edition of the encyclopedia by Diderot and d’Alembert. (1786.) Inscribed: Benard direxit., otherwise as above. 9⅝ × 7¼ in (24.3 × 18.5 cm). – Figurative watermark fragment. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark.

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