Montfaucon, Bernard de (1655-1741): Hercules - various depictions and gods

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Date of Printing: 1757 • Medium: Copperplate Engraving (hand colored) • Subject Category: Mythological • Signed: Unsigned • Period Created: Baroque (1600 - 1699) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 15.5 x 18 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 30 x 20.1 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Excellent • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Woven • Framed: Print only

1757 Bernard de Montfaucon; Fine original hand coloured copper engraving of Greek ROMAN GODS - Hercules and others

From: ANTIQUITATES GRAECAE ET ROMANAE, published by Georgii Lichtenstegerus, 1757 in Nuremburg.

Bernard de Montfaucon was a French Benedictine monk of the Congregation of Saint Maur. He was an astute scholar who founded the discipline of palaeography, as well as being an editor of works of the Fathers of the Church. He is regarded as one of the founders of modern archaeology, as well as extensively engraved many antiquities. Montfaucon also laid the foundation for the study of Greek manuscripts. Scrivener stated, that his work still maintains a high authority, even "after more recent discoveries", especially of papyri in Egypt. Present scholars agree that he created a new discipline, palaeography, and presented it in a perfected way.

Condition: see images. Minor marginal staining and foxing, with proper matting should be unnoticeable.