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Print, Title Page, from "L'Art Universel des Fortifications Françoises, Hollandoises, Espagnoles, Italiennes et Composées"

This is a Print. It was print maker: Jean Le Pautre. It is dated ca. 1660 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Plate: 20.2 × 14.1 cm (7 15/16 × 5 9/16 in.) Paper: 24.2 × 16.2 cm (9 1/2 × 6 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: a part of a bunch of grapes.

It is signed

Signed bottom right: "J. le Pautre in. et sculp."

It is inscribed

Bottom, in two lines: "Jeunes Heros que Mars instruit a la Victoire, Il faut scavoir, et vaincre, et dresser un Rempart, A fin de meriter le haut point de la Gloire; Et Pallas vous en monstre elle même icy l'ART."

Cite this object as

Print, Title Page, from "L'Art Universel des Fortifications Françoises, Hollandoises, Espagnoles, Italiennes et Composées"; Print Maker: Jean Le Pautre (French, 1618–1682); etching on paper; Plate: 20.2 × 14.1 cm (7 15/16 × 5 9/16 in.) Paper: 24.2 × 16.2 cm (9 1/2 × 6 3/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-130

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