French Royal Academy of Sciences, 1671

French Royal Academy of Sciences, 1671

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Caption: French Royal Academy of Sciences. Historical artwork of Louis XIV visiting the Academie des sciences in Paris, France, in 1671. The artwork shows people meeting with the French King in a room with various science objects. Through the window, a building is being constructed and a garden has been laid out in geometric form. There is a map on the floor, and animal and human skeletons, and astronomical instruments, on the walls. Louis XVI founded this Royal Society in 1666. Artwork originally published in Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire Naturelle des Animause (1671).

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