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FICQUET - Antoine François Prevost . . .

FICQUET -  Antoine François Prevost . . .
Antoine François Prevost . . . - FICQUET
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Title : Antoine François Prevost . . ..
Map maker : FICQUET.
Date : Paris, ca. 1750.
Size : 5.6 x 3.7 inches. / 14.3 x 9.3 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Portrait of Antoine François Prevost (1697 – 1763), engraved by Ficquet after a design of F.Schmidt.
Prevost was born at Hesdin, Artois, and first appears with the full name of Prévost d'Exiles, in a letter to the booksellers of Amsterdam in 1731.
At the end of 1716 he left the Jesuits to join the army, but soon tired of military life, and returned to Paris in 1719, apparently with the idea of resuming his novitiate. He is said to have travelled in the Netherlands about this time, in any case he returned to the army, this time with a commission.
At the end of 1716 he left the Jesuits to join the army, but soon tired of military life, and returned to Paris in 1719, apparently with the idea of resuming his novitiate. He is said to have travelled in the Netherlands about this time, in any case he returned to the army, this time with a commission. In the autumn of 1734 Prévost was reconciled with the Benedictines, and, returning to France, was received in the Benedictine monastery of La Croix-Saint-Leufroy in the diocese of Évreux to pass through a new, though brief, novitiate. In 1735 he was dispensed from residence in a monastery by becoming almoner to the Prince de Conti, and in 1754 obtained the priory of St Georges de Gesnes. He continued to produce novels and translations from the English, and, with the exception of a brief exile (1741-1742) spent in Brussels and Frankfurt, he resided for the most part at Chantilly until his death.

He wrote "Histoire générale des voyages" in (15 vols., Paris, 1746-1759), and was continued by other writers.

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Condition : Very good condition. Dark impression.


ID: 39095

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