Rois de France

Cartes des Rois de France, Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Above: frontispiece from Cartes des Rois de France by Stefano della Bella, Bibliothèque Nationale de France ark:/12148/bpt6k15187061

Stefano della Bella (1610-1664) etched a series of French educational packs which were sold by Henri le Gras in Paris, c.1644. The original frontispiece of Cartes des Rois de France is shown above. These cards have been imitated from time to time, sometimes published as a book, and also reproduced as a facsmile by Edizioni del Solleone in 1986.

An original version can be viewed online at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France here

Cartes des Rois de France, Stefano della Bella (1610-1664), Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Above: four cards from Cartes des Rois de France by Stefano della Bella for comparison with the facsimile shown below, Bibliothèque Nationale de France ark:/12148/bpt6k15187061


Facsmile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986

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Cartes des Rois de France (1644) facsimile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986 Cartes des Rois de France (1644) facsimile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986 Cartes des Rois de France (1644) facsimile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986 Cartes des Rois de France (1644) facsimile edition by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986

Above: cards from the facsimile edition of Cartes des Rois de France (1644) by Edizioni del Solleone, 1986.

See also “Jeu de Géographie” by Stefano Della Bella, c.1644

Last Updated October 12, 2020 at 01:42pm

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