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Book, Livre d'architecture, contenant les principes généraux de cet art, et les plans, élévations et profils de quelques-uns des bâtimens faits en France et dans les pays étrangers, par le sieur Boffrand (Book of Architecture, containing the General Principals of this Art, and the Plans, Elevations and Profiles of Some of the Buildings Made in France and in Foreign Countries By Sieur Boffrand)

This is a Book. It was designed by Germain Boffrand and published by Guillaume Cavalier Père and engraved by Jacques-François Blondel and Pierre François Tardieu and collaborator: François Boucher. It is dated 1745 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is black ink on cream laid 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

H x W: 45.5 × 30 cm (17 15/16 × 11 13/16 in.)

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Book, Livre d'architecture, contenant les principes généraux de cet art, et les plans, élévations et profils de quelques-uns des bâtimens faits en France et dans les pays étrangers, par le sieur Boffrand (Book of Architecture, containing the General Principals of this Art, and the Plans, Elevations and Profiles of Some of the Buildings Made in France and in Foreign Countries By Sieur Boffrand); Designed by Germain Boffrand (French, 1667 - 1754); France; black ink on cream laid paper; H x W: 45.5 × 30 cm (17 15/16 × 11 13/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-543

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