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Le Bas, Jacques-Philippe, 1707–1783

A collection of the most remarkable ruins of Lisbon : as they appeared immediately after the great earthquake and fire, which destroyed that city November 1, 1755 / drawn on the spot by Messieurs Paris and Pedegache = Collecaõ de algumas ruinas de Lisboa : causadas pelo terremoto & pelo fogo, do primeiro de Novembro, do anno 1755 / debuxadas na mesma Cidade par m.m. Paris & Pedegade = Receuil des plus belles ruines de Lisbonne : causées par le tremblement et par le feu du premier Novembre 1755 / deffiné sur les lieux par m.m. Paris & Pedegache.

Additional Title(s):

Collecaõ de algumas ruinas de Lisboa.

Recueil des plus belles ruines de Lisbonne.
London : Printed for Robert Sayer, print and map seller, opposite Fetter-Lane, Fleet Street, [not before 1757]
Physical Description:
[1] leaf, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 33 x 45 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A N 151
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
With short captions on each plate in English, Portuguese, and French.
Title page printed in black and red.
English short title catalogue, T171404
Spanien und Portugal im Zeitalter der Aufklärung, p. 165
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards.
A suite of six engravings, reprinted from an edition originally issued as: Collecaõ de algumas ruinas de Lisboa ... = Receuil des plus belles ruines de Lisbonne ... (Paris : Jacques-Philippe Le Bas and Jacques-François Blondel, 1757). Engravings by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas.
Subject Terms:
Church buildings -- Portugal -- Lisbon -- Pictorial works.
Lisbon (Portugal) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Lisbon Earthquake, Portugal, 1755 -- Pictorial works.
Engravings -- 1757.
Ivo, Miguel Tiberio Pedegache Brandão, approximately 1730-1794, illustrator.
Paris, Monsier, illustrator.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.

  • Igreja de S. Paul = St. Paul's Church = Eglise de S. Paul
  • Basilica de Santa Maria = The cathedral = La cathédrale = Igreja de S. Nicolau = The Church of St. Nicholas = Eglise de S. Nicolas
  • Praca da Patriarchal = The Patriarchal Square = Place de la Patriachale
  • Casa da opera = The opera house = Salle de l'opera
  • Torre de S. Roque chamada vulgarmente Torre de Patriarcha = St. Roch's Tower, commonly called the Patriarch's Tower = Tour de S. Roch nommée vulgairement Tour du Patriarche.

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