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July 31, 2014

  1. La Fontaine's Fables
    La Fontaine's Fables

    Jean de la Fontaine (1621−95) was the author of 12 books containing a total of 243 fables in verse, published between 1668 and 1694. Inspired by fable writers of ...

  2. Alphabet of the Five Parts of the World
    Alphabet of the Five Parts of the World

    This abecedarium, published in Paris in 1863, is made up of color lithographs, purportedly illustrating the people of the different countries of the world. Each letter is associated with a ...

  3. Map of the Old World, 1752
    Map of the Old World, 1752

    Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723−86) was from a line of famous geographers and cartographers. He was the great-grandson of Nicolas Sanson (1600−1667) and the son of Gilles Robert ...

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