- Author: Denis Diderot
- Date: 1780
- Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
- Condition: Excellent
- Inches: 14" x 9 3/4"
- Centimeters: 35.90 x 25.00
- Product ID: 003782
Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts, and Crafts) better known as Encyclopédie, was a general encyclopedia published in France between 1751 and 1772, with later supplements, revised editions, and translations.
The Encyclopédie is most famous for representing the thought of the Enlightenment. According to Denis Diderot in the article "Encyclopédie", the Encyclopédie's aim was "to change the way people think" and for people to be able to inform themselves and to know things.