1. La Lune de Mer ou Poissons d'Argent. 2. Le Crapeaud deMer. 3. Le Pantoufier panapa ou le Marteau.

Title: 1. La Lune de Mer ou Poissons d'Argent. 2. Le Crapeaud deMer. 3. Le Pantoufier panapa ou le Marteau.
Date: C1764
Artist: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Image Size: 195mm x 140mm (7.68" x 5.51")
Sheet Size: 255mm x 185mm (10.04" x 7.28")
Technique: Copper engraving hand coloured
Condition: In good condition
Stock Number: HGDV03006 FISH (NIAY) (C087)
27349
Price: $A 125
Description:

Early engraving of various fish, including Sun Fish, Hammer Head Shark.

Biography:

Denis Diderot ( 1713 - 1784 )

Denis Diderot was the most prominent of the French Encyclopedists. 

The Encyclopedie is most famous publications representing the thought and ideals of the Enlightenment. The Encyclopédie's aim was "to change the way people think". Diderot wanted to incorporate all of the world's knowledge into the Encyclopedie and it was the first general encyclopedia to describe the mechanical arts.It attempted to collect and summarise human knowledge in a variety of fields and topics, ranging from philosophy to theology to science and the arts. The Encyclopédie was controversial for reorganising knowledge based on human reason instead of by nature or theology.