Two albums of drawings for some of the engravings in Montfaucon's Monumens de la Monarchie Francoise

Object Title

Two albums of drawings for some of the engravings in Montfaucon's Monumens de la Monarchie Francoise

Two albums of drawings for some of the engravings in Montfaucon's Monumens de la Monarchie Francoise

Date

early 18th century

Reference

MANN 7/3 [I.433 1-2; RAR.0433 1-2]

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Two volumes into which drawings have been pasted, inscribed on the back, 'Old Drawings Vol. I' and 'Old Drawings Vol. II'. The drawings have been roughly sorted into date order, but the order does not correspond to that in the published work and drawings for all the engraved illustrations are not present. Many are marked up for the engraver, indicating portions to be omitted from the final engraving,

Vol. I contains drawings numbered 1-175 on 107 leaves and covers the reigns of Charles V, Charles VI, Charles VII and Louis XI,
Vol. II contains drawings numbered 176-337 on 114 leaves and covers the reigns of Charles VII, Louis XII, Francois I, Henri II, Charles IX and Henri III.

Extent

2 volumes

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

ff. 42 and some blanks, including some pages where the mounts are still present

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

  MANN 7/3 [I.433 1-2; RAR.0433 1-2] - Two albums of drawings for some of the engravings in Montfaucon's Monumens de la Monarchie Francoise