Record number 03/2319
TitleMedailles Sur Les Principaux Evenements Du Regne De Louis Le Grand, Avec Des Explications Historiques. Par l'Académie Royale des Médailles & des Inscriptions.
ImprintA Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale., M.DCCII.
Physical Description[2], 286 leaves, p.287-292, frontis.: illus.; 291 mm. (Quarto)
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p.] - Avertissement - [Text with illus.] - Table Des Medailles Contenues En Ce Volume; [colophon].
Summary NoteThe book had been published the same year in folio format, and the Avertissement concedes that this quarto issue 'n'est pas de la magnificence de la premiere'. But it suggests, 'Ce que cette Edition a de plus particulier, c'est que toutes les Médailles sont gravées de la mesme grandeur dont elles ont esté nouvellement frappées'.

The medals show various exploits of Louis XIV.

The Académie Royale des Médailles et Des Inscriptions became part of the Institut de France in 1795.
Responsibility NoteNo illustration is signed. The frontispiece is signed as designed by Ant. Coypel and engraved by C. Simonneau and N. Pitau.

The colophon states that the work was made 'Aux dépens d'Anisson, Directeur de l'Imprimerie Royale'.
SubjectFrance - Foreign relations - History - 17th century - 18th century
Rulers - Monarchs - Publicizing - Public relations - Publicity - Art and state - France - 17th century - 18th century
Medals - France - 17th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century
Name as Subject Louis XIV, King of France, 1638 - 1715
Binding Note18th-century sprinkled calf; rebacked in 1996 by J.A. Cassels, retaining most of the spine-piece. Spine-piece gilt-tooled and lettered, 'Medailles Sur Le Regne de Louis Le Grand'.
ProvenanceAcquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.
Contributors Coypel, Antoine, 1661 - 1722, artist/designer
Simonneau, Charles, 1645 - 1728, engraver
Pitau, Nicolas, 1632 - 1671
Anisson, Jean, 1642? - 1721, publisher
Cassels, J.A., fl. ca. 1996 - 2000?, binder
France. Institut de France
France. Imprimerie Nationale. printer
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