Giant louse [from the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire des Sciences].
Item ID 71924
[Paris, Briasson, David, Le Breton, 1768]. Oblong folio (39.0 x 63.5 cm). Broadsheet plate with a fine, large engraving and printed caption. This is an exceptionally large plate showing an extraordinary small and peculiar animal. It was published in the atlas of the first folio edition of the famous " Dictionnaire des Sciences " and a highlight in the history of microscopy. Drawn by François Nicolás Martinet and engraved by Robert Bénard. Two vertical fold (as always); left edge creased, some minor toning and fraying at the edges, some very light thumbing and soiling, and in all a very good copy. Rare. Nissen ZBI, 4622.