A rare set (title and 59 plates, engravings and lithographs) of coloured reproductions of mosaic pavements discovered at Lyon and Vienne, described by the founder of the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Lyon. Although work on the plates commenced in 1809, a prospectus inviting subscriptions for the work was not printed until March 1818; publication ceased after the twelfth livraison, distributed in 1822.
Bound with Artaud (Antoine Marie François). Description d'une mosaïque représentant des jeux du cirque, découverte à Lyon le 18 Février 1806. Par F. Artaud. Lyon, De l'Imprimerie de Ballanche, père et fils, 1806
The second work in the volume documents a mosaic pavement depicting a chariot race in a circus, uncovered in 1806 in the garden of the pharmacist Paul Macors on the ramparts of Ainay.