Print: Un animal dans la lune. Fable CXLII [La Fontaine] / J.B Oudry inv. ; J. Ouvrier sculp. - nd. [1755-1759]. Engraving, stipple and line; platemark 30x22cm on sheet [cut to] 33.5x26cm. Plate from an edition published 1755-1759 by Desaint, Saillant, Durand, of the Fables of Jean de La Fontaine [1st edition 1678]. Scene of night viewing of the Moon in the garden of a gentleman astronomer: the telescope is suspended by cord guided from a wheel at the top of a wooden post, thus adjustable for viewing; to right, another man without a telescope holds a lantern light for others to see and write account
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