Trade Card of Jean-Louis Dupain-Triel Fils, Geographical Engineer

Artist or maker:
Dupain-Triel fils, Jean-Louis (b.1722)
Engraved by Michel (French, active c 1760)
c 1760 {nd}
Based on active dates for Dupain-Triel.
Place of Production:
Paris, France
etching and engraving on paper
Type of Object:
trade cards
overlaid prints
Accession number:
One of a set, see others


Brief Description

Trade card of Jean-Louis Dupain-Triel fils, geographical engineer (ingénieur géographe) to the King. Mounted over another print. The image and artists' names are etched, the text is engraved. The design consists of a plaque bearing the text and a representation of goods. The names of the artists appear at lower left and right.

The oblong plaque has projection at the the lower corners. Its edge is shaded with parallel lines. A simple cable moulding frames the text. Two laurel branches are crossed beneath the plaque. On top of the plaque are an assortment of goods flanked by two garlands of recognisbale flowers.

The goods include a terrestial globe; map scrolls and books; compasses; protractors; directional compasses; a line; and a tube bent at ninety degrees at each end.

Land on globe, and map, details on book spine not visible.

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
112 x 146
Physical Details:
single sheet, image size: 111 x 143 (sheet trimmed to or within plate mark)
Signature & Date
signed in the plate, lower left and lower right: du pain-triel delin Michel sculp
DUPAIN-TRIEL Fils. / INGÉNIEUR GÉOGRAPHE DU ROI. / Entreprend toutes les Gravures et dessins relatifs à la / Géographie à la Topographie ou aux Plans Terriers. / Rue des Noyers la 2e Porte Cochere après St. Yves. / On trouve chez lui un assortiment de Cartes Géographiques les plus exactes et / des meilleurs auteurs; quelques unes dressées et mises au jour par ses / soins; on en voit le détail dans son Catalogue qu'il distribue / gratuitement à ceux qui désirons en avoir connoissance / du pain-triel delin Michel sculp
Dupain-Triel, son. Geographical engineer to the King. Undertakes all engraving and drawings relating to geography topography or ground plans. Rue des Noyers, the second coach entrance after St. Yves. One can find there an assortment of the most accurate geographical maps by the best mapmakers, some drawn up and published by his own hand. A detailed description can be found in the catalogue he distributes free of charge to those who wish to be informed. Du Pain-Triel designed this, Michel carved [etched and engraved this]


Possibly acquired by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (b.1839, d.1898) before 1897, but may be a later addition by another member of the family; inherited by his sister Alice de Rothschild (b.1847, d.1922); inherited by her great-nephew James de Rothschild (b.1878, d.1957); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.
Part of:
Recueil d'adresses: A collection of sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century French, German, Belgian, Swiss, Dutch, Italian and Spanish trade cards, labels, wrappers, advertisements and related commercial ephemera bound in four volumes. 3686.1-4
Waddesdon, The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957


Related literature

Jacques Hillairet; Dictionnaire historique des rues de Paris; Paris; Éditions de Minuit; 1963. see Location of premises
Dictionnaire de biographie française; Paris; Letouzey et Ané; 1933 {-present}. vol. 12, p. 291, on Dupain-Triel

Indexed terms

Other details

Location of Premises:
rue des Noyers, Paris
(la deuxième porte cochère après Saint-Yves), Hillairet, 1963, vol. 2, p. 112: now between Place Maubert and rue Saint-Jacques
Trades (Original Language):
ingénieur géographe/Map trade activities
graveur d'estampes/Fine art activities
grave les cartes/Map trade activities
entreprend les dessins pour les cartes/Map trade activities